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1963 



Vegetable Summary 1963 issue 



Florida Department of Agriculture 
Doyle Conner, Commissioner 
Tallahassee, Florida 



Florida Crop and Livestock 
Reporting Service 
Joe E. Mullin, Chief 
Orlando, Florida 



Division of Marketing 
J. B. Owens, Director 
Tallahassee, Florida 



Marketing Bureau Section 
John D. Stiles, Chief 
Jacksonville, Florida 



Cooperating with 



U. S. Department of Agriculture 
Agricultural Marketing Service 
and 

Statistical Reporting Service 



University of Florida 
Agricultural Experiment Stations 
Department of Agricultural Economics 
Dr. Henry G. Hamilton, Head 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 

The acreage, yield, production, monthly and season average price, and crop 
value statistics in this bulletin are official State and USDA estimates prepared by 
the Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. The county and area detail in these 
statistics were made possible by the participation of the Department of Agricultural 
Economics, University of Florida, in the estimating program. Market price quo- 
tations and shipment statistics are from the Marketing Bureau Section and the USDA 
Agricultural Marketing Service. Other sources of data are cited in footnotes. 

Agencies in the Florida Department of Agriculture providing basic data used 
in developing statistics in this summary include the Road Guard Section, Division of 
Inspection; State Markets Section and Celery Advisory Committee, Division of 
Marketing; and the Plant Inspection Section, Division of Plant Industry. County 
Agents of Florida's Agricultural Extension Service were very helpful in supplying 
information on vegetable production in their counties. 

Growers, shippers, processors, sales agencies, and transportation firms volun- 
tarily supplied much of the data used in developing these official statistics. This 
public spirited cooperation is appreciated. 

Publications Committee, 
Elmo F. Scarborough 
Marketing Bureau Section 
Robert L. Addison, Jr. 
G. Norman Rose 



Crop and Livestock Reporting Service 



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FLORIDA 

VEGETABLE P30DUCING ABEAS 
With Principal Vegetables Produced 



2. 
3- 




lower East Coast Area; 

1« South Dade - Tomatoes, pole and hush beans, potatoes, yellow 
crookneck squash, cucumhers, sweet corn, strawberries, 
cabbage, cantaloups 

Pompano - Snap beans, pepper, vine-ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, 
squash, eggplant, sweet corn, limas, strawberries 
Martin County - Pepper, tomatoes, watermelons, potatoes, 
strawberries 
Fort Myers- Immokalee Area! 

k. Tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers, pepper, potatoes, squash 
Everglades Area! 

5« Sweet corn, snap beans, celery, cabbage, escarole and chicory, 
lettuce, radishes, potatoes 
Fort Pierce Area: 

6. Tomatoes, watermelons 
Wauchula Area: 

7. Cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons 
Central West Coast Area! 

8. Sarasota - Celery, escarole and chicory, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, potatoes 

9. Manatee-Ruskin - Tomatoes, cabbage, cauliflower, watermelons 

10. Plant City-Balm - Pepper, potatoes, strawberries, pole and bush beans, squash, 
cabbage, lettuce, limas 

Central Florida Area: 

11. Sanford-Oviedo- Zellwood - Sweet corn, cabbage, celery, escarole and chicory, 
lettuce, pole and bush beans, radishes 

12. Webster-Center Hill - Pepper, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, melons 
13« Oxford-Belleview-Lowell - Tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloups 

North Florida Area: 



l 1 *-. Mclntosh-Citra- Island Grove-Hawthorn - Snap and lima beans, squash, 
celery, watermelons, field peas, okra 

15. Gainesville-Alachua-LaCrosse-Santa Fe - Snap beans, peppers, cucumbers, 
potatoes 

16. Starke-Brooker-Lake Butler - Snap beans, lima beans, cucumbers, potatoes, 
pepper, squash, strawberries, greens 

Hastings Area: 

17. Potatoes, cabbage 
West Florida Area: 

18. Quincy-Havana - Pole beans, squash, cucumbers 

19. Escambia County - Potatoes 



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Commercial Vegetables 



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DEFINITIONS AND EXPLANATIONS 



SEASONAL GROUPS — Seasonal estimates are made 
for most of Florida's vegetable, melon, potato, and straw- 
berry crops to show supplies for a shorter period of time than 
the entire marketing season. The seasonal classificationused 
for each of Florida's crops is shown on the opposite page 
along with usual planting and harvesting dates. 

PLANTED ACREAGE is the total acreage which has 
been planted for harvest during one designated season. To 
avoid duplication, acreage lost and replanted to the same 
crop in time for harvest in the same season is counted only 
once. 



SEASON AVERAGE PRICES represent the F. O. B. 
price received or its equivalent for all grades and quality of 
the commodity less selling charges. 

TOTAL VALUE is the season average price received 
times the production of value. 

WEEKLY F. O. B. PRICE RANGE — Represents the 
low and high price received for generally good quality. Prices 
shown for Pompano are representative of sales at the State 
Farmers' Market. 



HARVESTED ACREAGE is the acreage harvested or 
partially harvested plus any additional acreage which reached 
maturity, but was not harvested due to low prices or other 
economic conditions. Acreage lost before or at maturity 
through natural causes is not included in the acreage for har- 
vest. 



YIELD is the average productionof merchantable qual- 
ity produced per acre and includes any unharvested produc- 
tion left in fields for economic reasons. 



RAIL LOAD FACTORS — Represents the average 
number of packages per rail car based on tabulations of way- 
bills showing the contents of each car. 

MDCED RAIL CARS — For major commodities the 
quantity shipped in mixed rail loads is tabulated from way- 
bills. The total quantity of each commodity is then conver- 
ted to the equivalent of a straight rail car load. 



PRODUCTION includes the quantity actually harvested 
plus any quantity that was left due to economic abandonment 
where losses of this type occur. 

ECONOMIC ABANDONMENT is that portion of the 
crop that reached maturity and is of merchantable quality 
but was notharvested because of low prices or other economic 
factors. 



PRODUCTION OF VALUE is the total production less 
the quantity abandoned due to economic reasons. 



TRUCK SHIPMENTS are converted to equivalent car- 
lots on the basis of a pre-determined load factor. A minor 
difference of one or two carlot equivalents in the season total 
obtained by adding the monthly or weekly shipments exists 
because of rounding. 

PRODUCTION AND PRICE UNIT --The official USDA 
vegetable crop estimates are published on a weight basis. 
For this bulletin the official estimates for most vegetable 
crops have been converted to the most commonly used con- 
tainer. ThefoUowing table gives the net weight used per con- 
tainer and the number of containers per hundredweight. 



Production and Price Unit: Most Common Unit, Estimated Net Weight, Number of Units 

per Hundredweight, Principal Vegetable Commodities, Florida, 
1962 - 63 Crop Season 



Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 
Weight 


No. of Units 
per Cwt. 


Commodity 


Unit 


Est. Net 
Weight 


No. of Units 
per Cwt. 






Pounds 








Pounds 




Lima Beans 


Bushel 


32 


3. 125 


Eggplant 


Bushel 


33 


3. 030 


Snap Beans 


Bushel 


30 


3.333 


Escarole 


Crate 


25 


4. 000 


Cabbage 


Crate 


50 


2. 000 


Green Pepper 


Bushel 


28 


3. 571 


Celery 


Crate 


60 


1.667 


Potatoes 


Sack 


100 


1. 000 


Sweet Corn 


Crate 


42 


2. 381 


Squash 


Bushel 


42 


2. 380 


Cucumbers 


Bushel 


52 


1.923 


Tomatoes 


Crate 


60 


1. 667 



FLORIDA 

Usual Dates for Planting and Harvesting 
Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Strawberries 



Crop and Season 


Planting 
Dates 








Usual 


Harvest Dates 






Begins 


Most 
Active 


Ends 


Lima Beans, Winter 1/ 


Aug 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Oct 


1 


Dec 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Mar 


31 


Lima Beans, Spring 1/ 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Apr 


1 


May 


1 


- Jun 


30 


Jul 


15 


Snap Beans, Fall 2/ 


Aug 


15 


- Oct 


31 


Oct 


15 


Nov 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Snap Beans, Winter 2/ 


Nov 


1 


- Jan 


31 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Snap Beans , Spring 2/ 


Feb 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Apr 


1 


Apr 


1 


- May 


31 


Jun 


15 


Cabbage, Winter 


Sep 


15 


- Feb 


15 


Dec 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Apr 


15 


May 


31 


Cantaloups, Spring 


Jan 


15 


- Mar 


15 


Apr 


15 


May 


15 


- Jun 


15 


Jun 


30 


Celery, Winter 


Anpr 


I 


- Dec 


31 


Nov 




Dec 


I 


_ Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Celery, Spring 


Jan 




— Apr 


15 


Apr 




Apr 


I 




31 


Jun 


30 


Sweet Corn, Fall 


Aug 


1 


- Sep 


30 


Oct 


15 


Nov 


15 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Sweet Corn, Winter 


Oct 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Sweet Corn, Spring 


Jan 


1 




30 


Aor 


1 


Aor 


1 


- Jun. 


30 


Jun 


30 


Cucumbers, Fall 


Aug 


1 


- Oct 


15 


Sep 


15 


Nov 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Cucumbers, Winter 


Oct 


15 


- Dec 


31 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Mar 


15 


Cucumbers, Spring 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Mar 


10 


Apr 


1 


- May 


ol 


Jun 


10 


Eggplant, Fall 


Aug 


1 


oep 


30 


UCl 


1 R 
ID 


Nov 


1 


— jjec 


Ol 


Dec 


ox 


Eggplant, Winter 


Oct 


1 


- Nov 


30 


Jan 


i 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Eggplant, Spring 


Dec 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Apr 


i 


Apr 


1 


- Jun. 


30 


Jul 


31 


Escarole, Winter 


Aug 


15 


_ Mar 


15 


Nov 




Nov 


1 s 
i <j 


lvicty 




Jun 




Lettuce, Winter 


Aug 


15 


- Mar 


15 


Nov 


15 


Dec 


1 


- May 


31 


Jun 


15 


Green Peppers, Fall 


Aug 


15 


- Sep 


30 


Oct 


20 


Nov 


15 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Green Peppers, Winter 


Oct 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


Si 


Mar 


31 


Green Peppers, Spring 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Apr 


1 


Apr 


1 


- Jun 


15 


Jun 


30 


Potatoes, Winter 


Sep 


15 


- Jan 


15 


Dec 


15 


Jan 


15 


- Apr 


30 


Apr 


30 


Potatoes, Spring 


Dec 


1 


- Feb 


28 


Mar 


13 


Apr 


15 


- May 


31 


Jun 


15 


Spinach, Winter 


Nov 


1 


- Dec 


31 


Jan 


ID 


r 6D 


X 


- r eo 




Mar 


15 


Squash, Fall 


Aug 


15 


- Oct 


31 


Oct 


15 


Nov 


15 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Squash, Winter 


Nov 


1 


- Jan 


31 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Squash, Spring 


Feb 


I 


- Mar 


31 




1 


Anr 


1 


— Mav 

ivi ay 


15 


Jun 




Strawberries, Winter 


Aug 


15 


- Nov 


15 


Dec 


1 


Feb 


1 


- Mar 


15 


May 


15 


Tomatoes, Fall 3/ 


Jul 


15 


- Aug 


31 


Oct 


15 


Nov 


15 


- Dec 


31 


Dec 


31 


Tomatoes, Winter 3/ 


Sep 


1 


- Nov 


30 


Jan 


1 


Jan 


1 


- Mar 


31 


Mar 


31 


Tomatoes, Spring 3/ 


Dec 


1 


- Mar 


15 


Apr 


1 


Apr 


1 


- May 


31 


Jun 


15 


Watermelons, Spring 


Dec 


15 


- Mar 


31 


Apr 


15 


May 


1 


- Jun 


30 


Jul 


15 



1/ Includes Butter Beans. 2/ Includes Pole Beans. 3/ The planting dates apply to seeded and transplanted acreage 



vided transplanted acreage is backdated four weeks. 



CONTENTS 



Summary of 1S62 - 63 Season 1 

Vegetable, Melon, Potato, and Strawberry Acreage, Production and Value, by Crops, 1962 - 63 Season, 

With Comparisons 2 

Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes, and Strawberries, Harvested Acreage, and Value, 1947 - 48 through 1962 - 63 3 

County, Area, and State Estimates of Acreage, Production, Prices and Shipments 

Lima Beans 4 

Snap Beans 9 

Cabbage 17 

Cantaloups 23 

Celery. . „ 27 

Sweet Corn 33 

Cucumbers 40 

Eggplant 49 

Escarole 56 

Lettuce 61 

Green Pepper 66 

Potatoes 74 

Spinach 81 

Squash 82 

Strawberries 90 

Tomatoes 95 

Watermelons 103 

Harvested Acreage, Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes, and Strawberries by Counties 110 

County and State Recorded Shipments 

Cauliflower 112 

Field Peas 113 

Radishes 113 

Bunched Vegetables 115 

Other Vegetables 116 

Vegetable Imports 118 

Road Gioard Station Truck Passings 119 

Truck and Rail Freight Rates 122 

Vegetable Containers 123 



SUMMARY OF 1962 - 63 SEASON 



Value of production from Florida's vegetable, melon, 
potato, and strawberry crops grown during the 1962 - 63 season 
was the second highest of record. Value of production from all 
crops totaled $189, 219, 000, about 6 percent less than the record 
set in the 1961 - 62 season. Vegetable production accounted for 
83 percent of the total value, melons 6 percent, potatoes 8 per- 
cent and strawberries 3 percent. 

Value of the sweet corn, lettuce, processing spinach, 
squash, potato, and strawberry production was higher when com- 
pared with the preceding season, but the value of productionfrom 
all other crops was lower. The celery and cabbage crops ac- 
counted for most of the decrease in value from the previous sea- 
son. The 1961 - 62 celery crop was valued at $24, 691, 000 com- 
pared to $14,989,000 for the 1962 - 63 crop — a decrease of 
$9,702,000. This sharp decrease in the value of the celery crop 
can be partially attributed to the second highest production of 
record. The value of the cabbage crop decreased $4,464,000 
from the previous season. 

Snap beans for fresh market brought an average price of 
$3. 12 per bushel in 1962 - 63 compared to $2. 94 a year earlier. 
The average price received for sweet corn was the same as last 
season at $2. 03 per crate. All other crops sold for less per unit 
in 1962 - 63 than in 1961 - 62. 

Several records — both high and low — were set during 
the 1962 - 63 crop season. Acres of snap beans harvested drop- 
ped to the lowest level since the 1931 - 32 season. Lima bean 
acreage was equal to that harvested lastyear, but was the small- 
est of record. Value of lima beans was the lowest since the 
1936 - 37 crop year. Acreage of sweet corn harvested, crates 
produced, and value of the crop was the largest ever recorded. 
Escarole acreage harvested and production reached a record 
high. Acreage of processing spinach harvested, production, and 
value of production were at record high levels. Acreage of can- 
taloups harvested was the lowest since 1946-47 and value of the 
crop was the smallest since the 1950-51 season. Yield of straw- 
berries, at 8,300 pounds per acre, was by far the highest of re- 
cord. Total strawberry production and value of production also 
reached record high levels. 

All vegetables harvested in 1962 - 63 totaled a record 
266,950 acres, 5 percent more than the previous record set in 
the 1961 - 62 season. Crops ranked in order of largest acreage 
harvested follow: sweet corn, snap beans, tomatoes, cabbage, 
cucumbers, peppers, celery, squash, escarole, lettuce, egg- 
plant, spinach, and lima beans. 

Growers harvested 69, 100 acres of watermelons and can- 
taloups during the 1962 - 63 season, up only slightly from the 
67, 200 acres harvested the season before. A total of 35, 100 acres 
of potatoes were harvested, up 4,600 acres from the 1961 - 62 
crop year. Strawberry acreage showed only a minor change. A 
total of 2, 000 acreswere harvested compared to 1,900 a year 
earlier. 

Combined production from five crops — tomatoes, sweet 
corn, snap beans, celery, and peppers in the 1962 - 63 season 
was valued at $114,256,000 or 73 percent of the total value of all 
vegetable production. Tomatoes during the 1962 - 63 season 
ranked number one in value of production. Production was valued 
at $51, 671, 000 and accounted for 33 percentof the total value of 
all vegetable production. The value of sweet corn production 
ranked second, snap beans third, celery fourth, and peppers fifth. 

Freezing temperatures came to Zellwood, Central Flor- 
ida and the Everglades on November 11 and 12. However, damage 
was generally light. Leaf crops in the Zellwood area suffered 
only minor leaf burn. Some young snap beans and sweet corn in 
the Everglades were lostand leaf crops sustained minor damage. 



Sub-freezing temperatures of long durationon December 
11 and 13 caused considerable damage in all vegetable producing 
areas of the State. Moderate to heavy frost occurred several 
times during the same week. This freeze caused a sharp reduc- 
tion in the supplies of snap beans, cucumbers, peppers, sweet 
corn, squash, and tomatoes. 

Sweet corn and snap beans planted on outlying areas at 
Lake Okeechobee were killed. Acreage close to the Lake and on 
the islands suffered some frost burnand loss. Over 4,000 acres 
of corn was lost. Celery in the Everglades had considerable ice 
in plants which resulted in stripping of outer ribs. Escarole, 
chicory, romaine, and Boston received extensive damage. Some 
mature acreage was lost. In Pompano, snap beans, cucumbers, 
and squash suffered varying degrees of damage. Cucumbers and 
squash were most effected. Vine- ripe tomatoes came through 
with only minor damage. Sweet corn suffered minor leaf burn. 
Dade County mature green tomatoes suffered heavy losses. Cu- 
cumbers and squash were damaged severely. Young potatoes 
above ground were burned severely. The lowest temperatures 
in Dade County occurred on the morning of the 11th. Most tender 
vegetables in the Sanford - Oviedo - Zellwood areas remaining 
for harvestwere killed. Escarole, chicory, Boston, and romaine 
were burned severely. Heavy stripping permitted salvage. The 
Manatee -Ruskin tomato crop remaining for harvest was killed. 
Pole beans and some other tender vegetables in Plant City were 
destroyed. Some complete loss of crops occurred in Sarasota. 
The Fort Myers - Immokalee ground tomato crop was heavily 
damaged. Cucumbers in harvest were seriously hurt. Young 
fields received less extensive damage. Peppers approaching ma- 
turity were set back severely — some killed. The cabbage crop 
was damaged in all areas. Heavy stripping of outer leaves be- 
came necessary. Digging of winter potatoes started in the Ever- 
glades during the week ended December 21. First strawberries 
of the season were picked in the Pompano area the sameweek. 

January was a better month for vegetable crop production 
than December. Light frost occurred in several areas during 
January 1-15 but damage was almost negligible. Heavy rains 
in all areas the week ended February 15 slowed down field oper- 
ations. Cooler than average weather during the last part of the 
month held back growth and slowed production. Planting of spring 
crops was active in the Central and North areas and in West Flor- 
ida, but was nearing completion in South Florida. 

Temperatures during the second and third weeks of March 
averaged above normal and improved crop condition and growth 
in all areas. On March 23, early morning temperatures fell to 
the low and middle 30' s in the northern and western areas of the 
State and as far south as the Everglades. Some sweet corn and 
snap beans were lost in the Everglades and Zellwood area. Dig- 
ging of the large Hastings' spring potato crop got underway the 
last week of March. 

Strong and persistent winds in all vegetable areas the first 
week of April caused considerable bloom drop and scarred mature 
cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and watermelons in 
many fields. The remainder of the month was warmer than aver- 
age but crops in all areas needed additional rainfall. Irrigation 
was a necessity. Growth of spring crops was good. Harvest of 
watermelons started in the Fort Myers -Immokalee area the first 
week of April. 

By late June, vegetable harvest was about complete for 
the season. Celery harvest continued active but supplies were 
rapidly declining. Relatively heavy sweet corn volume was still 
available from Zellwood. Eggplant and pepper harvest continued 
active in Central and North Florida. Watermelon volume from 
Central and North Florida decreased but was still heavy from West 
Florida areas. 



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Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Strawberries, 





Planted Acreage 


Harvested Acreage 


Yield per Acre 


Crop 


Average 
1957-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Average 
1957-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Average 
iyo <-ox 


1961-62 


1962-63 


VEGETABLES: 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Cwt 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Lima Beans 


2, 140 


1, 700 


1, 600 


1, 870 


1, 400 


1,400 


28 


27 


29 


Snap Beans 


63,780 


55, 700 


54,500 


55, 060 


51,000 


47, 800 


33 


38 


36 


C abbage 


18, 180 


15, 500 


17, 100 


16, 360 


14, 500 


16,200 


160 


185 


175 


Celery 


1 1 fififl 
X X , o ou 


i n son 


XX, OUu 


XX , ou u 


1 ft fiftft 


ii inn 

XX, x u u 


ifil 

O U X 


4ft1 


406 


Sweet Corn 


48,060 


49,200 


54,200 


41, 320 


45, 700 


49,300 


69 


77 


80 


Cucumbers 


18, 940 


17,800 


18,500 


16,200 


15, 600 


16, 100 


99 


104 


112 


Eggplant 


3,080 


2,800 


2,750 


2,880 


2, 600 


2,550 


104 


153 


138 


Escarole 


6, 880 


6,500 


7,500 


5, 960 


6, 100 


6, 700 


116 


110 


115 


Lettuce 


4,100 


3,300 


3,700 


3,360 


3,000 


3,400 


83 


85 


100 


Green Peppers 


15,940 


13,200 


14,300 


13,240 


12,400 


12,600 


82 


112 


108 


Spinach 


1 (14ft 


1, 000 


2 i 00 


820 


800 


2 000 


98 


105 


136 


Squash 


13,120 


11,300 


12,500 


11,120 


9,800 


11,000 


45 


52 


51 


Tomatoes 


52,980 


43,300 


46,500 


47,700 


42,200 


44,300 


124 


183 


172 


Other Vegetables \J 
Total Vegetables 


XXX 


40,700 


47^600 


XXX 


37j_700 


42j_500 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


272, 800 


294, 150 


XXX 


253,400 


266, 950 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


MELONS 




















C antalo up s 


2,040 


1,500 


1,200 


1,680 


1,200 


1,100 


43 


65 


70 


Watermelons 


84 L 800 


69J300 


71j_000 


80^000 


66j_000 


68^000 


95 


125 


150 


Total Melons 


86,840 


70,500 


72,200 


81, 680 


67,200 


69, 100 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


POTATOES 


43,360 


30,600 


35,200 


41,420 


30,500 


35,100 


140 


152 


179 


STRAWBERRIES 


2,200 


2,000 


2, 100 


2,040 


1,900 


2,000 


30 


71 


83 


Total, All Crops 


XXX 


375,900 


403,650 


XXX 


353,000 


373, 150 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 



1/ Includes cucumbers for pickles. 



Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Strawberries, 



Crop 




Production 


Season Average Price 


Value 


Average 
1957-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Average 
1957-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Average 
1957-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1,000 


1,000 


1,000 


VEGETABLES: 


cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


Per 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


dollars 


dollars 


Lima Beans 


52 


38 


41 


10. 


94 


11, 63 


9. 79 


545 


442 


381 


Snap Beans 


1,820 


1,925 


1,736 


9. 


10 


8. 98 


9. 59 


16,241 


16,514 


16,215 


Cabbage 


2,629 


2,682 


2,835 


2. 


46 


5. 10 


3.25 


5,911 


13, 678 


9,214 


Celery 


4,058 


4,273 


4,503 


3. 


43 


5. 78 


3.50 


13,044 


24,691 


14,989 


Sweet Corn 


2,841 


3,529 


3,924 


4 


77 


4. 83 


4. 84 


13,298 


17,035 


17,913 


Cucumbers 


1,595 


1,617 


1,802 


6 


52 


6. 51 


5. 80 


9,345 


10,009 


9,943 


Eggplant 


301 


398 


351 


6 


26 


5. 56 


5.52 


1,839 


2,136 


1,937 


Escarole 


693 


671 


770 


4 


73 


6. 60 


4. 55 


3,023 


4, 429 


3,294 


Lettuce 


278 


255 


340 


5 


33 


7, 50 


6.20 


1,422 


1,912 


2, 108 


Green Peppers 


1,094 


1, 389 


1,358 


11 


95 


10. 39 


9. 92 


12,408 


14,429 


13,468 


Spinach 


82 


84 


272 


1. 


65 


1, 63 


1. 60 


137 


137 


434 


Squash 


504 


513 


559 


7. 


38 


7. 25 


7.21 


3, 605 


3, 719 


4,031 


Tomatoes 


5,751 


7,729 


7,622 


7. 


54 


6, 88 


6. 78 


42,420 


53,197 


51,671 


Other Vegetables 1/ 


XXX 


1^168 


1^615 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


7,J795 


11,207 


Total Vegetables 


XXX 


26,271 


27,728 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


170, 123, 


156,805 


MELONS 






















Cantaloups 


72 


78 


77 


5. 


74 


4. 00 


2. 65 


417 


272 


204 


Watermelons 


7^475 


8,250 


10,200 


1. 


66 


1. 80 


1. 25 


10,971 


10,976 


10,929 


Total Melons 


7,547 


8,328 


10,277 


XXX 


XXX 


XX 


11,388 


11,248 


11,133 


POTATOES 


5,770 


4,633 


6,268 


2. 


73 


3. 11 


2. 50 


14,565 


14,396 


15,598 


STRAWBERRIES 


55 


135 


166 


33. 


54 


35. 10 


34. 20 


1,868 


4,740 


5, 683 


Total, All Crops 


XXX 


39,367 


44,439 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


XXX 


200,507 


189,219 



1/ Includes cucumbers for pickles 



2 



Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes, and Strawberries, 
Acreage Harvested and Value of Quantity Sold, Florida, Crop Years 1947-48 through 1962-63 1/ 



Crop 
Year 


Harvested Acreage 


Value of Quantity Sold 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Potatoes 




Straw- 
berries 


Total 


Vegetablesj 


Melons 


Potatoes 


Straw- 
berries 


Total 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 




Acres 


Acres 


$1,000 


$1,000 


$1,000 


$1,000 


$1,000 


1947-48 


■1 C\ A AO A 

184, 930 


46, 200 


22 , 900 




4,200 


258, 230 


73, 767 


6, 680 


9,254 


2, 003 


91 , 704 


1948-49 


204,250 


60,200 


21,800 




4,000 


290,250 


120,005 


6,210 


12,321 


2,453 


140,989 


1949-50 


229,350 


69,400 


24,600 




5,400 


328,750 


91,642 


5,952 


9,379 


3,885 


110,858 


1950-51 


232,300 


61,300 


24,200 




6,000 


323,800 


115,580 


8,417 


11,599 


3,576 


139,172 


1951-52 


237,650 


73,500 


30,600 




3,900 


345,650 


126,114 


12,113 


18,877 


2,711 


159,815 


1952-53 


237, 200 


94, 800 


41,500 




3, 700 


377,200 


111,789 


13, 021 


15, 747 


2, 198 


142, 755 


1953-54 


245,250 


100,000 


32,800 




2, 600 


380,650 


110,476 


10,064 


14,727 


1,922 


137,189 


1954-55 


236,350 


89,900 


38,000 




3,400 


367,650 


142,397 


14,953 


24,279 


2,892 


184,521 


1955-56 


245,200 


93,400 


41,700 




3, 700 


384,000 


138,157 


14,964 


24,723 


2,897 


180,741 


1956-57 


244,150 


96,600 


54,300 




3,500 


398,550 


133,689 


13,545 


13,910 


1,757 


162,901 


1957-58 


226, 950 


96, 600 


44, 400 




2, 000 


369, 950 


107, 748 


8, 097 


14, 744 


675 


131, 264 


1958-59 


234,850 


73,900 


37,000 




1,500 


347,250 


117,308 


12,039 


13,127 


1,370 


143,844 


1959-60 


223,050 


74,800 


37,300 




1,400 


336,550 


127,849 


10,618 


17,794 


2,728 


158,989 


1960-61 


253,000 


66,500 


34,100 




1,800 


355,400 


135,881 


12,638 


13,251 


2,812 


164,582 


1961-62 


253,400 


67,200 


30,500 




1,900 


353,000 


170,123 


11,248 


14,396 


4,740 


200,507 


1962-63 


266,950 


69,100 


35,100 




2,000 


373,150 


156,805 


11,133 


15,598 


5,683 


189,219 



1/ Vegetable crops include Lima Beans, Snap Beans, Cabbage, Celery, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, Lettuce, 
Green Peppers, Squash and Tomatoes. Cauliflower is included 1947 - 48 through 1960 - 61. Spinach is included 1955 - 56 
through 1962 - 63. Other Vegetables are included 1960 - 61 through 1962 - 63. 



Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes and Strawberries, 
Acreage Harvested and Value of Quantity Sold, Florida, Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 
1,000 



425 



400 



375 



350 



325 



300 



275 




Value 
Million Dollars 

,220 



— 180 



200 



160 



140 



120 



100 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



19|60-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



3 



LIMA BEANS 
1962-63 



The value of Florida's 1962-63 lima bean production was 
$381, 000, the lowest since the 1935-36 crop value of $202,000. 
The 1962-63 value of production was 24 percent less than the aver- 
age for the last five years and 14 percent less than last year. 
The season average f. o. b. price per bushel was $3. 12 compared 
to $3. 75 the previous year. This represented a 17 percent drop 
in average price per bushel from the 1981-62 season and is 14 
percent less than the previous 5 year average price of S3. 61 per 
bushel. 

Production of lima beans in the 1962-63 season totaled 
128, 000 bushels. This was an increase of 10,000 bushels over 
last year's production. Acreage harvested totaled 1,400 acres, 
the same as the previous year but the lowest of x'ecord. Planting 
of lima beans has declined nearly every year since the 1945-46 
season when there was apeak harvest of 7,600 acres. Since 
1958-59 the harvested acreage has not exceeded 1, 650 acres in 
any year. 

Harvest began in North Florida in early October. It was 
the latter part of October, when picking started in the Pompano 
and Plant City areas. Dry weather during the fall tended to re- 
tard the crop. It was early December before much volume was 
harvested in Pompano. The fall acreage in the Plant City area 



was very light. The freeze on December 11 and 13 killed some 
acreage and delayed maturity on the remaining acres. Volume 
was significantly reduced until mid-February due to the freeze. 
Daring March and April volume increased rapidly. Volume on 
the Pompano market reached a season high in the first week of 
May. Harvest began in the Plant City area in late April. Vol- 
ume in that area rapidly increased until a peak was reached dur- 
ing the last week of May. Harvest of the North Florida spring 
crop did not start until late in May. By the end of May, Pompano 
harvest was nearly complete. Plant City harvest continued in 
light volume until early in July. 

Most of the winter limas came from the Pompano area, 
but the spring crop is largely produced in the Plant City area and 
in North Florida. Lima bean shipments totaled 115 carlot equiv- 
alents for the season and 58 cars or 50 percent of the crop was 

shipped during May. 

The lima bean estimate includes all varieties: fordhook, 
baby limas and speckled butter beans. Intra-state consumption 
accounts for approximately 40 percent of the total production. 
It is estimated thatmostof limas grown in West Florida are con- 
sumed locally. Only 1 carlot equivalent was shipped in July — 
last of the season. 




4 



Lima Beans: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Year 1952 - 53 through 1962 - 63 



Season 
and 
Crop Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


WINTER 


Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


1953 


650 


600 


68 


41 


41 


$ 4.22 


1954 


550 


500 


76 


38 


38 


4.21 


X £7UU 


650 


500 


ftft 


44 


44 


3. 93 


1956 


700 


600 


VO 


O \J 




2. 98 


1957 


500 


400 


7ft 
■ o 


ox 


OX 


4. 19 


1958 


500 


oo\j 


IU 


16 


16 


3. 75 


1959 


600 


500 


62 


31 


31 


3. 71 


1960 


500 


350 


54 


19 


19 


4. 74 


1961 


400 


350 


89 


31 


31 


3. 87 


1962 


400 


400 


85 


34 


34 


3. 62 


1963 


500 


400 


78 


31 


25 


4. 08 


oxrlvxiN kj. 














1953 


2,800 


2,700 


81 


219 


219 


3.04 


1954 


2,400 


2,400 


91 


219 


219 


2.84 


1955 


2,500 


2,400 


91 


219 


191 


3. 00 


1956 


2,200 


1,900 


76 


144 


144 


3. 61 


1957 


2,200 


2,000 


84 


169 


159 


3. 04 


1958 


1 800 


-L , I \J\J 


88 


150 


141 


3. 22 


1959 


1,400 


1,100 


80 


88 


88 


4.77 


1960 


1,500 


1,300 


101 


131 


131 


3. 15 


1961 


1,300 


1,300 


113 


1 47 
xt: t 


1 47 
Xrr l 


O. \J X 


1962 


1,300 


1,000 


84 


84 


84 


o . ou 


1963 


1,100 


1,000 


97 


Q7 


Q7 


o o 


ALL SEASONS: 














1952-53 


3,450 


3,300 


79 


260 


260 


3.23 


1953-54 


2,950 


2,900 


89 


257 


257 


3. 05 


1954-55 


3,150 


2,900 


91 


263 




o. X 1 


1955-56 

■It/CD \J KJ 


2,900 


2,500 


80 




1 Q4 


o. *iD 


1956-57 


2,700 


2,400 


83 


200 


xyu 


O. Ctd 


1957-58 


2,300 


2,050 


81 


166 


1 ^7 

X O i 


9 97 

O. Ct i 


1958-59 


2,000 


1,600 


74 


119 


119 


4. 50 


1959-60 


2,000 


1,650 


91 


150 


150 


3.35 


1960-61 


1,700 


1,650 


108 


178 


178 


3. 16 


1961-62 


1,700 


1,400 


84 


118 


118 


3.75 


1962-63 


1,600 


1,400 


91 


128 


122 


3. 12 



Total 
Value 



1,000 
dollars 

$ 173 
160 
173 
149 
130 

60 
115 

90 
120 
123 
102 



665 
623 
573 
520 
484 

454 
420 
412 
442 
319 
279 



838 
783 
746 
669 
614 

514 
535 
502 
562 
442 
381 



Lima Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962 - 63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


NORTH FLORIDA 
Union 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 

Hillsborough & Polk 
LOWER EAST COAST 

Broward 

Palm Beach (East) 


50 
75 
125 

50 

50 
275 


50 
50 
100 

25 

40 

235 


120 
70 
95 

60 

60 
75 


6,000 
3 L 500 
9,500 

1,500 

2,400 
17JS00 


6,000 
2 L 500 
8,500 

1,500 

2,400 
12^600 


Area Total 


325 


275 


73 


20,000 


15,000 


STATE TOTAL 


500 


400 


78 


31,000 


25, 000 






5 






continued 



Lima Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962 - 63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 
SPRING 




Bushels 


Bushels 


WEST FLORIDA 












All Counties 


100 


100 


60 


6,000 


6,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


50 


50 


80 


4,000 


4,000 


Union 


125 


125 


120 


15,000 


15,000 


Other Counties 


100 


75 


80_ 


6JHK) 


6JHK) 


Area Total 


275 


250 


100 


25,000 


25,000 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












HiHsborough 


400 


350 


90 


31,500 


31,500 


Polk 


75 


75 


90 


6,750 


6,750 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


90 


2J250 


2 L 250 


Area Total 


500 


450 


90 


40,500 


40,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


50 


50 


125 


6, 250 


6, 250 


Palm Beach (East) 


125 


100 


120 


12, 000 


12, 000 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


145 


7^250 


7,_250 


Area Total 


225 


200 


128 


25,500 


25,500 


STATE TOTAL 


1, 100 


1,000 


97 


97,000 


97,000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 












AU Counties 


100 


100 


60 


6,000 


6,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


50 


50 


80 


4,000 


4,000 


Union 


175 


175 


120 


21,000 


21,000 


Other Counties 


175 


125 


76 


9 L 500 


8,500 


Area Total 


400 


350 


99 


34,500 


33,500 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Hillsborough & Polk 


525 


450 


88 


39,750 


39,750 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


90 


2^250 


2J250 


Area Total 


550 


475 


88 


42,000 


42,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


100 


90 


96 


8,650 


8,650 


Palm Beach (East) 


400 


335 


88 


29,600 


24,600 


Other Counties 


50 


50__ 


145 


7,250 


7,250 


Area Total 


550 


475 


96 


45,500 


40,500 


STATE TOTAL 


1, 600 


1,400 


91 


128,000 


122,000 



Lima Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957 - 58 through 1962 - 63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














All Counties 


125 


190 


125 


125 


175 


100 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


300 


225 


160 


170 


135 


50 


Bradford 


100 


25 


35 


40 






Ma rion 


100 


50 


50 


55 






Union 


135 


100 


90 


95 


115 


175 


Other Counties 










100 


125 


Area Total 


635 


400 


335 


360 


350 


350 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Hillsborough 


775 


425 


500 


445 


375 


1/ 450 


Polk 


50 


50 


100 


75 


50 




Other Counties 












25 


Area Total 


825 


475 


600 


520 


425 


475 



continued 



6 



Lima Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


50 


50 


50 


25 


— 


— 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


75 


85 


50 


75 


65 


90 


Dade 


— 


85 


90 


25 


— 


— 


Palm Beach (East) 


150 


215 


275 


325 


350 


335 


Other Counties 










35 


50 


Area Total 


225 


385 


415 


425 


450 


475 


Other Counties 


190 


100 


125 


195 






STATE TOTAL 


2,050 


1,600 


1, 650 


1,650 


1,400 


1,400 



1/ Includes Polk. 



*Lima Beans: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962 - 63 





1962 - 63 Season 


Season 


County 


Oct. 




















Season 


Total 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Total 


1961-62 


Alachua 
















1 






1 


2 


Broward 




1 


2 


3 


2 


1/ 6 


1/ 7 


5 






26 


24 


Dade 












1 


3 


1 






5 


6 


Duval 
















2 


2 




4 


4 


Hillsborough 




1 










1 


31 


11 




44 


28 


Marion 
















2 






2 


4 


Palm Beach 




1 


1 




1 


1 


2 


4 






10 


11 


Seminole 
















3 


1 




4 


2 


Union 


1 


1 












7 


4 




13 


14 


Unknown 


1 












1 


2 


1 


1 


6 


9 


TOTAL 


2 


4 


3 


3 


3 


8 


14 


58 


19 


1 


115 


104 



* Includes Baby Limas and Butterbeans. 

1/ March and April each include one carlot equivalent by mixed rail. 



*Lima Beans: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958 - 59 through 1962 - 63 



Crop 
Year 


Average Load 
Bu. Hampers 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 


1958-59 


650 


2 


8 


7 


4 


3 


5 


17 


37 


15 




98 


1959-60 


650 


a/ 2 


1 


2 


3 


4 


5 


13 


30 


72 


2 


134 


1960-61 


650 


1 


4 


3 


8 


8 


5 


14 


107 


29 


1 


180 


1961-62 


650 


2 


7 


7 


4 


6 


9 


11 


29 


28 


1 


104 


1962-63 


650 


2 


4 


3 


3 


3 


b/ 8 b/ 14 


58 


19 


1 


115 



* Includes Baby Limas and Butterbeans. 

a/ Includes 1 truckload in September. b/ Includes one carlot equivalent by mixed rail. 



Lima Beans: Percent Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962- 63 



Crop 
Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958-59 


2.0 


8.2 


7.1 


4. 1 


3. 1 


5.1 


17. 3 


37. 8 


15.3 




100. 


1959-60 


1. 5 


. 7 


1.5 


2.2 


3. 


3.7 


9. 7 


22.4 


53. 8 


1. 5 


100. 


1960-61 


. 6 


2.2 


1.7 


4.4 


4.4 


2. 8 


7. 8 


59.4 


16. 1 


. 6 


100. 


1961-62 


1. 9 


6.7 


6. 7 


3.8 


5. 8 


8.7 


10. 6 


27.9 


26.9 


1. 


100. 


1962-63 


1. 7 


3. 5 


2. 6 


2. 6 


2.6 


7.0 


12. 2 


50.4 


16. 5 


. 9 


100. 



7 



Lima Beans: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958 - 59 through 1962 - 63 















■ ■ i 










Season 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 

■ 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Average 



Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars 



1958-59 




3. 05 


3. 05 


2.40 


4. 75 


5. 30 


5. 10 


4. 60 


5.20 


4. 05 




4. 50 


1959-60 


2. 50 


2. 60 


4. 30 


4.55 


4. 85 


5.40 


5. 95 


4. 80 


3. 85 


2. 55 


3. 05 


3.35 


1960-61 




3.70 


4. 15 


4.55 


3.20 


3. 80 


4.50 


4. 15 


2. 80 


3. 20 


3.20 


3. 16 


1961-62 




2. 90 


3. 50 


3. 85 


4.00 


4. 00 


3.20 


4. 15 


4. 45 


3. 00 


2. 10 


3. 75 


1962-63 




2. 90 


3. 85 


3. 85 


4. 65 


5. 30 


4. 00 


4.25 


2. 95 


2. 10 


1. 90 


3. 12 



Lima Beans: Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges by Weeks, 
Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 


Out-of State 


Pompano - Shipping Point 


Plant City Auction - Price to Growers 


Shipments 


Butterbeans 


Ending 






Truck 


Fordhook 


Butterbeans 


White Colored 






Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per Dols. per 




Car lots 


bushel 


bushel 


bushel bushel 



1962 -63 

Oct. 6 - $ $ $ $ 

13 1 

20 - 

27 - 



Nov. 3 1 

10 1 

17 1 

24 1 

Dec. 1 2 

8 1 

15 1 

22 1 

29 1 



5,00 

4. 00-5. 00 

3. 75-4. 50 

3.75-5.50 5.00 

5. 00 2. 75-3.00 

4. 00 2.50-3.00 



Jan. 



5 
12 
19 
26 



3. 00-4. 50 
5. 00-7. 00 

7.00 

6. 50-7. 00 



2.00-3.00 
3.50 



Feb. 



2 
9 
16 
23 



4. 50-6. 50 



7. 50 



Mar. 2 2 

9 2 

16 1 

23 2 

30 2 



4. 00-6. 50 5. 00 

4. 50-5. 00 4. 50 

4.00-4.50 1.75-3.00 

4. 00-4. 25 

4.00-5.00 4.00 



Apr. 



6 


2 


3. 50-4. 50 


3. 00-5. 00 


13 


4 


3. 50-4. 50 


5. 00-5.50 


20 


2 


3. 00-4. 00 




27 


4 


4.50-5.00 


6. 00-6.25 



May 4 
11 
18 

25 



4 
6 
10 
18 



2.50-4. 50 
3.00 



5. 00-6. 00 
3.50-4.50 



2.40-5. 10 
1.50-5.10 
1. 30-3.20 



2.00-4.50 
1. 50-5. 50 
1.40-2. 70 



June 1 20 

8 10 2.00-3.10 1.50-2.80 

15 5 

22 2 

29 _2 

Total 113 



8 



SNAP BEANS 
1962-63 



The value of 1962-63 snap bean production in Florida for 
fresh market and processing was $16,215,000, about 2 percent 
less than the value for the previous 5 year average. Value of 
snap bean production for the past five years has averaged 
$15,860,000. There was a 6 percent increase in the average 
price received per bushel for fresh market beans over the pre- 
vious season and a 5 percent increase in the price per bushel of 
snap beans utilized for processing. 

The total acres of snap beans harvested in 1962-63 was 
exceeded by only one other crop — sweet corn — but was still 
the smallest since the 1931-32 crop year. The 47, 800 acres har- 
vested was 6 percent below the 51,000 acre crop the previous 
year and 11 percent below the 5 year average. Most of the de- 
crease in acreage was due to a 4,550 acre reduction in the Ever- 
glades. Total production was 5,786,000 bushels, 10 percent 
less than the season before. 

Heavy rains in mid-September caused some loss of fall 
acreage in the Everglades. Light harvest began in North Florida 
and in Zellwood in mid-October. During the last week of Octo- 
ber, harvest began in the Pompano area and in the Everglades. 
Harvest of the processing crop at Zellwood reached full volume 
by the latter part of October. FaU volume peaked during the week 
ended Novmber 24 with 290 carlot equivalents being shipped. 

The mid-December freeze killedmostbeanacreage in the 



Everglades that was near maturity. Some acreage between bloom 
and harvest was lost in the Pompano area. Supplies dropped off 
sharply for about 45 days. As a result of the freeze, 
shipments dropped to a low of 51 carlot equivalents the week end- 
ed January 5. Volume increased to pre-freeze levels the first 
week of February. The Pompano area furnished most of this 
volume. 

Planting of the North Florida spring crop began in late 
February and increased during March. Spring crop planting in 
Zellwood got underway in early March. Frost on March 23 killed 
early plantings in Zellwood and some acreage was lost in the Ever- 
glades. Maturity was delayed in most areas. Harvest in the 
Plant City area began in mid-April, but it was delayed in North 
Florida until the latter part of April. Spring harvest reached 
peak volume during the week ended April 20 when shipments to- 
taled 327 carlot equivalents. Most of the acreage in North Flor- 
ida and in the Everglades had been harvested by the latter part 
of May. By June 11 harvest was nearly complete in all areas. 
Only 9 carlot equivalents were shipped during the week ended 
June 8. 

Snap beans for processing accounted for 17 percent of the 
total production in the 1962-63 seasoncompared to 18 percent for 
the 1961-62 crop. Thirty-four percent of the beans processed 
v/ere grown in the fall, 15 percent in the winter and 50 percent 
in the spring. 



Acres 



100,000 



90,000 



80,000 



70,000 



60, 000 



50,000 



40,000 



Snap Beans: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 




Production 
1,000 Bu . 

10,000 



9, 000 



000 



7,000 



6, 000 



5, 000 



4,000 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



9 



Snap Beans: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Season 
and 

tiup leal 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Ac re 


Total 
Production- 


Quantities Sold 


Season Average Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 


Fresh 


Processing 


Fresh 


Processing 










i nnn 


1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1 000 




Acres 


Acres 






bushels 


bushels 


per bu. 


per bu . 


Liuildl o 


DA T T , 




















1952 


21,000 


17,400 


80 


1, 393 


1,233 


160 


$3. 60 


$2. 35 


$ 4,816 


1953 


25, 300 


23,400 


110 


2, 574 


1, 753 


704 


2. 36 


1. 75 


5, 361 


1 Q^A 


23, 700 


20, 600 


110 


9 9fi7 


1, 827 


440 


2. 85 


1.45 


5 844 




24,500 


23,400 


123 


- . V 


2,153 


632 


2. 25 


1.43 




XVO\J 


22, 700 


19, 600 


107 


2 091 


1, 643 


448 


2. 91 


1.56 


5 481 


1 QS7 


23, 200 


20,900 


110 


9 9QQ 


1, 683 


616 


2. 85 


1. 65 


^ Si d. 


1958 


20, 100 


19, 300 


127 


2 446 


1,700 


583 


2. 19 


1. 73 


4 733 


1959 


19,500 


16, 400 


87 


1,420 


1, 100 


320 


3.54 


1. 78 


4,463 


1960 


18, 800 


18,000 


130 


2, 340 


1,507 


833 


2. 58 


1.91 


5,475 


1961 


21, 000 


19, 000 


140 


2, 660 


1, 680 


813 


2. 31 


1. 60 


5, 184 


1962 


16,000 


13,800 


120 


1,656 


1,333 


323 


3.33 


1. 63 


4,965 



WINTER: 



1953 


29,000 


27, 700 


114 


3, 148 


2,527 


621 


3. 


25 


2. 


35 


9, 683 


1954 


27,500 


26, 800 


120 


3,217 


2, 833 


384 


2. 


75 


1. 


70 


8,431 


1955 


27, 300 


25, 800 


130 


3, 353 


3, 073 


156 


2. 


75 


1. 


50 


8,670 


1956 


26, 100 


22,400 


110 


2,465 


2,377 


88 


2. 


94 


1. 


74 


7, 140 


1957 


24,400 


20,000 


110 


2, 199 


2,067 


132 


3. 


39 


2. 


53 


7,340 


1958 


22, 000 


9,500 


40 


380 


380 





5. 


58 







2, 120 


1959 


20,200 


19,000 


93 


1, 774 


1,727 


47 


3. 


27 


1. 


64 


5,723 


1960 


22,000 


16, 900 


97 


1, 634 


1,577 


57 


3. 


60 


1. 


86 


5,782 


1961 


20, 100 


19, 000 


110 


2,090 


2,013 


77 


3. 


12 


2. 


03 


6,438 


1962 


20, 000 


19,500 


120 


2,340 


2,200 


23 


3. 


00 


1. 


30 


6, 630 


1963 


22,300 


21,000 


110 


2,310 


2,017 


143 


3. 


09 


1. 


56 


6,455 



SPRING: 



1953 


19, 700 


18,200 


120 


2, 185 


1, 357 


828 


2. 


74 


2. 


05 


5,421 


1954 


21, 400 


18, 000 


120 


2, 161 


1,393 


768 


2. 


55 


1. 


70 


4, 860 


1955 


22,000 


21, 100 


126 


2, 665 


1, 917 


612 


2. 


50 


1. 


40 


5, 658 


1956 


20,300 


16,500 


120 


1, 981 


1,433 


468 


2. 


97 


1. 


91 


5, 150 


1957 


19, 500 


16, 900 


123 


2, 082 


1,293 


789 


3. 


15 


1. 


93 


5.595 


1958 


23,200 


22, 700 


120 


2,723 


1,967 


540 


2. 


61 


1. 


76 


6,083 


1959 


17, 600 


15, 500 


93 


1,447 


1,007 


440 


3. 


33 


1. 


92 


4,197 


1960 


23, 800 


22,500 


127 


2, 850 


1,960 


773 


2. 


55 


1. 


80 


6,390 


1961 


21, 800 


19, 100 


133 


2,547 


1,510 


920 


2. 


61 


1. 


77 


5,569 


1962 


14, 700 


12,500 


113 


1,416 


1, 123 


293 


3. 


75 


1. 


67 


4,700 


1963 


16,200 


13,000 


140 


1,820 


1,340 


480 


2. 


94 


1. 


78 


4,795 



ALL SEASONS: 



1952-53 


69, 700 


63, 300 


106 


6,726 


5, 117 


1, 609 


3. 


20 


2. 


20 


19, 920 


1953-54 


74,200 


68,200 


117 


7,952 


5,979 


1,856 


2. 


59 


1. 


72 


18,652 


1954-55 


73,000 


67,500 


123 


8,285 


6,817 


1,208 


2. 


71 


1. 


43 


20, 172 


1955-56 


70,900 


62, 300 


118 


6, 147 


5,963 


1, 188 


2. 


70 


1. 


64 


18, 039 


1956-57 


66, 600 


56,500 


113 


6,372 


5,003 


1, 369 


3. 


17 


1. 


87 


18, 416 


1957-58 


68,400 


53, 100 


102 


5,402 


4,030 


1, 156 


2. 


99 


1. 


70 


14,017 


1958-59 


57, 900 


53, 800 


105 


5, 667 


4,434 


1,070 


2. 


87 


1. 


81 


14, 653 


1959-60 


65, 300 


55, 800 


106 


5,904 


4, 037 


1, 150 


3. 


14 


1. 


80 


16, 635 


1960-61 


60, 700 


56, 100 


124 


6,977 


5,030 


1,830 


2. 


81 


1. 


84 


17, 482 


1961-62 


55, 700 


51, 000 


126 


6,416 


5,003 


1, 129 


2. 


94 


1. 


61 


16,514 


1962-63 


54,500 


47,800 


121 


5,786 


4,690 


946 


3. 


12 


1. 


69 


16,215 



10 



Snap Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


.Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 

"C 1 A T T 
I" ALL 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


WEST FLORIDA 












Gadsden 


400 


400 


240 


96,000 


96,000 


Other Counties 


OA 


OA 

oO 


100 


3,000 


3,000 


Area Total 


A OA 


A OA 

4oU 


230 


99,000 


99,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 






80 


20,800 


20, 800 


Marion 


i fin 


1 SO. 

xou 


70 


12,600 


12, 600 


Union 


iin 
11U 


1 1 A 

xiu 


150 


16,500 


16, 500 


Area Total 


oO\J 




91 


49,900 


49, 900 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake & Orange 


1 99^ 


1 1 1 ^ 

x , xxo 


155 


173,000 


173,000 


Seminole 




9 fin 
ZoU 


150 


39,000 


39,000 


Sumter 




4ft 


80 


3,200 


3,200 


Area Total 


j-i odd 


X, 41 D 


150 


215,200 


215,200 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


Zoo 


o o c 

Zoo 


200 


47,000 


47,000 


Other Counties 


£ A 
OU 


C A 

OU 


79 


3,950 


3,950 


Area Total 


ZOO 


ZoO 


179 


50,950 


50,950 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


A AAA 

^t, yuu 


O 0£ A 

o, oOU 


94 


315,000 


315,000 


Other Counties 


70 


70 


90 


6,300 


6,300 


Area Total 


4,970 


3,420 


94 


321,300 


321,300 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


1,600 


1,350 


96 


130,000 


130,000 


Dade (Poles) 


1,400 


1,300 


235 


305,500 


305,500 


Dade (Bush) 


200 


150 


125 


18,650 


18, 650 


Palm Beach (East) 


5^000 


4^900 


95 


465,500 


465,500 


Area Total 


8,200 


7,700 


119 


919,650 


919, 650 



STATE TOTAL 16,000 13,800 120 1,656,000 1,656,000 



WINTER 



EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
LOWER EAST COAST 

Broward 

Dade (Poles) 

Dade (Bush) 

Palm Beach (East) 

Other Counties 
Area Total 

STATE TOTAL 



700 

3,500 
3,900 
1,000 
13,000 
200 



21,600 



22,300 



450 

3,400 
3,500 
900 
12,600 
150 



20,550 



21,000 



70 

100 
230 
140 
79 
100 



111 



110 



31,500 

340,000 
805,000 
126,000 
992,500 
15,000 



31,500 

320,000 
742,000 
121,500 
930, 000 
15, 000 



2,278,500 



2,310,000 



2,128,500 



2,160,000 



SPRING 



WEST FLORIDA 

Gadsden (Poles) 
NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua 

Bradford 

Levy 

Marion 

Union 

Area Total 



250 

1,225 
50 

375 

15 0_ 

1,800 



200 

1,150 
50 

300 

150_ 

1, 650 

11 



150 

103 
90 

60 
140_ 
98 



30,000 

119,000 
4,500 

18,000 
_21 i 000_ 
162,500 



30,000 

119,000 
4,500 

18,000 

_21,-000 

162, 500 

continued 



Snap Beans: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake & Orange 


1,250 


1,100 


200 


220,000 


220,000 


Seminole 


375 


325 


160 


52,000 


52,000 


Sumter 


50 


50 


100 


5,000 


5,000 


Other Counties 


25_ 


25 


120 


3,_000 


3,000 


Area Total 


1,700 


1,500 


187 


280,000 


280,000 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


550 


550 


190 


104,500 


104, 500 


Polk 


150 


150 


185 


27,800 


27,800 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


114 


5,J00 


___5,_700__ 


Area Total 


750 


750 


184 


138,000 


138,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


3,500 


2,000 


130 


260,000 


260,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


1, 100 


1, 000 


95 


95,000 


95,000 


Dade (Poles) 


1, 300 


1 300 


255 


331,500 


331,500 


UaUc ^IJUbllJ 


500 


500 


120 


ry r\ AAA 

60, 000 


/* A AAA 

60, 000 


i-^aim .tseacn (tast) 


5,200 


4,000 


113 


452, 000 


452, 000 


Other Counties 


100 


100 


110 


11,000 


11,000 


Area Total 


8,200 


6,900 


138 


949,500 


949,500 


STATE TOTAL 


16,200 


13,000 


140 


1, 820,000 


1,820,000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 












Gadsden 


650 


600 


210 


126,000 


126,000 


Other Counties 


30 


30 


100 


3^000 


3,000 


Area Total 


680 


630 


205 


129,000 


129,000 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


1,485 


1,410 


99 


139,800 


139,800 


Bradford 


50 


50 


90 


4,500 


4,500 


Marion 


555 


480 


64 


30,600 


30,600 


Union 


260 


260 


144 


37,500 


37,500 


Area Total 


2,350 


2,200 


97 


212,400 


212,400 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake & Orange 


2,475 


2,215 


177 


393,000 


393,000 


Seminole 


675 


585 


156 


91,000 


91,000 


Sumter 


90 


90 


91 


8,200 


8,200 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


120 


3,000 


3,000 


Area Total 


3,265 


2,915 


170 


495,200 


495,200 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


785 


785 


193 


151,500 


151,500 


Polk 


150 


150 


185 


27,800 


27,800 


Other Counties 


100 


100 


96 


9,650 


9. 650 


Area Total 


1,035 


1, 035 


183 


188,950 


188,950 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


9, 100 


5, 800 


105 


606,500 


606,500 


Other Counties 


70 


70 


90 


6,300 


6,300 


Area Total 


9,170 


5,870 


104 


612,800 


612, 800 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


6,200 


5,750 


98 


565,000 


545,000 


Dade (Poles) 


6, 600 


6, 100 


236 


1,442,000 


1,379,000 


Dade (Bush) 


1, 700 


1,550 


132 


204,650 


200, 150 


Palm Beach (East) 


23,200 


21,500 


89 


1,910,000 


1,847,500 


Other Counties 


300 


250 


104 


26,000 


26,000 


Area Total 
STATE TOTAL 


38,000 


35, 150 


118 


4,147,650 


3,997,650 


54, 500 


47, 800 


121 


5,786,000 


5,636,000 



12 



Snap Beans: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














3. tid 


1 957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 




Acres 


Acres 


WTTCiT "FT ORTDA 












600 


UaQoUcu 


825 


700 


650 


525 


600 












25 


30 


Area Total 


825 


700 


650 


525 


625 


630 


NORTH FLORIDA 














A 1 fi r*hu9 


1, 800 


1, 700 


1,700 


1,600 


1,340 


1,410 


"Rva Hf CiVc\ 


200 


125 


95 


75 


75 


50 


Levy 


50 






50 


25 


_ _ 


Marion 


750 


875 


1,250 


750 


700 


480 


Putnam 


25 


25 




25 







Union 


225 


225 


275 


225 


185 


260 


Other Counties 










75 





Area Total 


3,050 


3, 000 


3, 370 


2, 725 


2,400 


2,200 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake & Orange 


a/ 1, 755 


910 


1, 250 


2, 125 


2, 075 


2,215 


Seminole 


365 


500 


425 


575 


825 


585 


Sumter 


a/ 
t 


150 


100 


165 


150 


90 


Other Counties 










75 


25 


Area Total 


2, 120 


1, 560 


1, 775 


2, 865 


3, 125 


2,915 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hillsborough 


735 


575 


725 


690 


560 


785 


Manatee 


75 


50 


75 


50 






Polk 


100 


100 


100 


100 


150 


150 




350 


300 






340 


100 


Area Total 


1, 260 


1, 025 


900 


840 


1, 050 


1,035 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


20, 350 


20, 500 


20,200 


18, 000 


10, 350 


5, 800 


Other Counties 










150 


70 


Area Total 


20, 350 


20, 500 


20, 200 


18, 000 


10, 500 


5, 870 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


9, 000 


8,200 


5, 700 


5, 800 


6, 100 


5,750 


Dade 


4,925 


7,375 


7,200 


6,550 


8,000 


7,650 


Palm Beach (East) 


11,200 


10,850 


15,500 


18,425 


19,200 


21,500 


Other Counties 












250 


Area Total 


25, 125 


26,425 


28,400 


30, 775 


33,300 


35,150 


Other Counties 


370 


590 


505 


370 






STATE TOTAL 


53,100 


53, 800 


55,800 


56,100 


51,000 


47, 800 



a/ Includes Sumter County. 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 










1962-63 Season 










Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


3 












10 


63 




76 


49 


Bradford 
















1 




1 




Broward 


7 


369 


440 


383 


674 


631 


667 


86 




3257 


3258 


Collier 




2 


1 








5 


2 




10 


12 


Dade 


3 


75 


66 


47 


184 


221 


181 


24 




801 


925 


Duval 


2 


5 


5 


3 


7 


9 


9 


8 


1 


49 


61 


Hardee 


1 


4 


3 








2 


5 




15 


21 


Hillsborough 


6 


30 


12 


7 


14 


14 


53 


78 


3 


217 


222 


Lake 




1 


1 






1 




1 




4 


1 


Lee 




1 


1 






2 


3 


2 




9 


14 


Hendry 








1 


2 


4 


2 


1 




10 





continued 



13 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962- 63 
continued 



County 


1962- 63 Season 


Season 
Total 


Oct 


Nov 


Dec 


Jan 


Feb 


Mar 


Apr 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Marion 


2 


4 


1 




2 




8 


19 




36 


61 


Martin 










2 


4 


8 


1 




15 


2 


Orange 


1 


4 


1 


1 


1 


1 




1 




10 


oO 


Palm Beach 


10 


234 


205 


90 


174 


195 


258 


88 




1254 


i. /U9 


Polk 




1 






1 


1 


1 






4 


I 


Seminole 


3 


25 


15 


2 


6 


9 


14 


41 




115 




Sumter 


2 


4 










3 


10 




19 


14 


Union 


2 


7 










5 


34 




48 


35 


Unknown 




28 


34 


15 


24 


33 


41 


24 


1 


200 


117 


Out of State 
























Proc. Beans 


4 


101 


30 




26 


35 


32 


117 


5 


350 


550 


TOTAL 


46 


895 


815 


549 


1117 


1160 


1302 


606 


10 


650Q 


7209 



Snap Beans: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 


1958-59 


Rail 


Bu. 

665 


20 


298 


152 


70 


82 


128 


94 


65 




909 






Mixed 


665 


9 


115 


101 


80 


72 


63 


35 


30 




505 






Truck 


650 


113 


1018 


764 


531 


570 


906 


746 


524 


9 


5181 






Total 




142 


1431 


1017 


681 


724 


1097 


875 


619 


9 


6595 




1959-60 


Rail 


700 


1 


101 


101 


143 


67 


97 


295 


191 


1 


997 






Mixed 


700 


1 


21 


50 


88 


60 


84 


100 


47 


2 


453 






Truck 


650 


* 62 


724 


487 


633 


364 


721 


1449 


1133 


60 


5 


5638 






Total 




64 


846 


638 


864 


491 


902 


1844 


1371 


63 


5 


7088 




1960-61 


Rail 


715 


4 


161 


220 


83 


73 


159 


208 


102 




1010 






Mixed 


715 


1 


53 


106 


62 


60 


98 


81 


29 




490 






Truck 


650 


41 


1035 


889 


675 


656 


1023 


J37_8_ 


726 


28 


6451 






Total 




46 


1249 


1215 


820 


789 


1280 


1667 


857 


28 


7951 




1961-62 


Rail 


730 


7 


128 


197 


98 


178 


188 


84 


36 




916 






Mixed 


730 


3 


57 


132 


77 


100 


92 


48 


24 




533 






Truck 


650 


* 120 


1048 


900 


664 


807 


852 


755 


601 


13 


5760 






Total 




130 


1233 


1229 


839 


1085 


1132 


887 


661 


13 


7209 




1962-63 


Rail 


740 


3 


58 


106 


76 


152 


119 


145 


36 




695 






Mixed 


740 


1 


57 


51 


31 


55 


78 


69 


19 




361 






Truck 


650 


42 


780 


658 


442 


910 


963 


1088 


551 


10 


5444 






Total 




46 


895 


815 


549 


1117 


1160 


1302 


606 


10 


6500 





Includes September shipments. 



Snap Beans: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 



Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent 



1958-59 


2.2 


21. 7 


15. 4 


10. 3 


11.0 


16. 6 


13.3 


9. 4 


. 1 




100. 


1959-60 


.9 


11. 9 


9. 


12. 2 


6. 9 


12.7 


26. 


19. 4 


.9 


.1 


100. 


1960-61 


.6 


15. 7 


15. 3 


10. 3 


9. 9 


16. 1 


20. 9 


10. 8 


.4 




100. 


1961-62 


1. 8 


17. 1 


17. 


11.6 


15.1 


15.7 


12. 3 


9.2 


.2 




100. 


1962-63 


. 7 


13. 8 


12. 5 


8. 5 


17. 2 


17. 8 


20. 


9. 3 


. 2 




100. 



14 



Snap Beans: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


cJd.Il. 


Feb. 




A r\y* 




T 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 




2. 45 


2. 00 


2.45 


3. 60 


3.35 


3. 00 


3. 45 


3.20 


2. 40 


2.87 


1959-60 


3. 80 


4.20 


3.40 


3.65 


3.30 


4.15 


3.60 


2. 60 


2.55 


2. 10 


3. 14 


1960-61 




2.55 


2. 60 


2.55 


3. 40 


3. 35 


2. 80 


2.65 


2. 50 


2.20 


2.81 


1961-62 


3.40 


2. 70 


2.20 


2. 35 


3. 40 


2.75 


2.90 


3. 85 


3. 60 


3.35 


2.94 


1962-63 




2. 70 


3.25 


3.55 


4.10 


2.75 


2.95 


3. 05 


2.70 


2.70 


3.12 



Snap Beans: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas , Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per 


Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Pompano 


Lake Okeechobee 


Dade County 


..Fresh' 


Proc. 


Harvesters 


j Wades 


Harvesters | Contenders 


Poles 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


D ollars 


Dollars 


Dollars Dollars 


Dollars 


1962-63 


















Oct. 13 





2 


_ _ 


2 


$ 


$ 


















$ - $ $ — ■ 


20 


1 


5 


— 


6 










27 


1 


12 


1 


14 




























Nov. 3 


1 


48 


9 


68 






3. 35 3. 00 




10 


3 


108 


23 


134 


3. 50-3. 75 


3. 00-3.50 


3.00-4.70 3.00-3.50 




17 


5 


174 


7 


186 


4. 00-5. 00 


3. 00-4. 50 


3. 75-4. 25 3. 00 




24 


26 


225 


39 


290 


3. 00-4. 75 


3. 15-4. 50 


2. 75-4. 05 2. 75-3. 50 





Dec. 1 


27 


186 


26 


239 


2.25-4. 00 


2. 25-3.25 


2. 40-3. 25 2. 60-2. 75 


3. 00-3. 50 


8 


42 


214 


25 


281 


2. 50-4. 00 


2.25-2.50 


2.35-3.75 2.40-2.75 


3. 00-4. 00 


15 


28 


146 


5 


179 


3. 00-6. 25 


2. 75-4.25 


2.75-4.00 2.65-2.75 


3, oo 


22 


16 


101 




117 


4. 00-6. 00 


3. 75-5. 00 


3.50-4.00 


3. 00-5. 50 


29 


17 


114 




131 


4. 75-6. 50 


3.50-3.75 


3. 50-3. 90 


5.50 


Jan. 5 


1 


50 




51 


4.75-8. 50 


5. 00-5. 50 




5. 00-5. 50 


12 


11 


77 




88 


4. 50-9. 00 


5. 50-8. 50 






19 


6 


56 




62 


4. 50-8. 50 






6. 00-7. 00 


26 


30 


139 




169 


4. 50-10. 00 


7.00 


3.75-5.10 


7. 50-8. 00 


Feb. 2 


37 


197 




234 


2.75-5.25 




2.50-5.00 


5. 00-7. 00 


9 


32 


189 




221 


3. 25-4. 50 


2. 50-3.50 




3. 00-3. 50 


16 


37 


203 




240 


2. 50-4. 00 


2.25-4.00 


2.40-2.75 


3.50 


23 


48 


257 




322 


1.50-3.75 






3.00-4. 00 


Mar. 2 


46 


239 


9 


294 


2. 50-4. 50 






2.50 


9 


18 


193 


8 


219 


3.25-4. 50 


1. 60-1. 75 




2.50 


16 


42 


236 


11 


289 


2. 50-4. 75 


2.75 




2. 50-3. 00 


23 


23 


204 


16 


243 


2,50-3.50 


1.50-1.60 


2.65-3.25 


2.50-3. 00 


30 


14 


200 




214 


3. 00-6. 00 




3.25-5.75 


2.50 


Apr. 6 


6 


219 


4 


229 


3.25-5.00 




3.25-4.75 2,50-3.00 


3. 00-3.50 


13 


28 


223 


3 


254 


3. 50-5. 50 


3.50 


3.50-5.05 3.50 


3. 00-4. 00 


20 


58 


263 


6 


327 


2.50-4. 00 


2.75 


2.60-3.30 2.75-3.00 


4.00 


27 


45 


263 


17 


325 


2. 75-3. 35 




2.75-3.45 3.00 


3.00 


May 4 


25 


225 


10 


260 


2. 75-4. 00 




3.00-3.55 2.75-3.00 


3. 00-3. 50 


11 


14 


159 


29 


202 


3. 00-4. 75 




3. 50-4. 00 2. 75-3. 00 


2.50-2.75 


18 


7 


113 


48 


168 






2.65-3.65 3.00 


4.00 


25 




39 


16 


55 






2.75-3.05 2.25 





June 1 — 10 16 26 2.70 

8 4 5 9 

15 _^ 1 _-- 1 

Total 695 5094 350 6139 



15 



Snap Beans: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 




Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


— 


23 


12 


— 


35 


Nashville 


4 


28 


— 


27 


4 


55 


Atlanta 


4 


405 


385 


4 


790 


New Orleans 


— 


67 


— 


69 


— 


136 


Baltimore 


14 


157 


156 


14 


313 


New York City 


238 


706 


62 


673 


300 


1379 


Birmingham 


— 


177 


118 


— 


295 


Philadelphia 


85 


269 


4 


286 


89 


555 


Boston 


32 


206 


5 143 


37 


349 


Pittsburgh 


-- 


110 


2 


90 


2 


200 


Buffalo 


3 


64 


26 


3 


90 


Portland, O. 


— 


— 


-- 


7 


— 


7 


Chicago 


95 


155 


21 222 


116 


377 


Providence, RI 


1 


29 


— 


18 


1 


47 


Cincinnati 


40 


43 


5 108 


45 


151 


St. Louis 


3 


88 


1 


64 


4 


152 


Cleveland 


14 


88 


2 79 


16 


167 


Salt Lake City 


— 


— 


— 


3 


— 


3 


Columbia 


3 


323 


208 


3 


531 


San Antonio 


— 


55 


— 


59 


— 


114 


Dallas 


-- 


141 


87 


— 


228 


San Francisco 


— 


11 


— 


279 


— 


290 


Denver 


— 


18 


22 


— 


40 


Seattle, Wash. 


— 


— 


— 


14 


— 


14 


Detroit 


36 


97 


18 70 


54 


167 


Washington, D. C 


11 


134 


— 


97 


11 


231 


Ft, Worth 


— 


33 


15 


— 


48 


Wichita, Kan. 




1 


— 


4 


— 


5 


Houston 


— 


56 


30 


— 


86 


Total 


607 


3802 


123 


4439 


724 


8241 


Indianapolis 




40 


1 16 


1 


56 


Montreal 


5 


95 




81 


5 


176 


Kansas City 




36 


26 




62 


Ottawa 




8 




7 




15 


Los Angeles 




21 


2 899 


2 


920 


Toronto 


61 


53 


23 


31 


84 


84 


Louisville 


17 


65 


51 


17 


116 


Vancouver 








8 




8 


Memphis 


1 


51 


48 


1 


99 


Winnipeg 














Miami 




84 


•;Hs . 18 




102 


Total 


66 


156 


23 


127 


89 


283 


Milwaukee 




8 


4 




• 12 
















Minneapolis 




13 


6 




19 


TOTAL 


667 


3958 


146 


4566 


813 


8524 



16 



CABBAGE 
1962-63 



Production from the 1962-63 cabbage crop was valued at 
less than the record of the previous year. Value of the crop was 
$9,214,000 which was only 67 percent of the total value for the 
year before. Average value of production for the past 5 years is 
$7, 490, 000. The reduced value of the 1962-63 crop was largely 
the results of a 36 percent decrease in average price received 
per crate. The average price was $2. 55 per crate in 1962 - 63 
compared to $1. 62 for the 1962-63 season. The 5 year average 
price is $1.48 per crate. 

The 16,200 acres of cabbage harvested represented a 12 
percent increase over the 14, 500 acres harvested during the pre- 
vious season. Acreage harvested during the past 5 years aver- 
aged 16,480 acres or about 2 percent more than harvested in 
1962-63. In the 1961-62 season, the average yield was 370 crates 
per acre compared to 350 crates for the 1962-63 season. The 
5 year average yield is 330 crates per acre. Crates harvested 
during the 1962-63 season totaled 5,670,000, 306,000 less than 
the year before. 

Light harvest of the 1962-63 crop began during the first 



week of November in the Zellwood area and in the Everglades. 
Harvest in Dade County was underway by early December; The 
mid-December freeze slowed cabbage maturity in all areas and 
the outer leaves were burned in the Hastings and Central Florida 
areas. Heavy stripping of the outer leaves was necessary for 
several weeks following the freeze. Stripping caused the yield 
to be low. Most of the volume harvested during December and 
January came from the Everglades. There was a gradual increase 
in volume harvested during late fall and early winter. March 
shipments more than doubled those in February and a peak was 
reached in April when 3,295 carlot equivalents were shipped. 
Sixty-three percent of the shipments for the whole season were 
recorded during the months of March and April. Heaviest ship- 
ments during the season occurred the week ended April 12. 

Harvest in the Hastings area neared completion in early 
May. Quality and yield improved inmost areas during April and 
May. Harvest in the Everglades was practically complete by mid- 
May. Sanford and Oviedo continued to provide light supplies 
through most of June. Shipments during June totaled only four- 
teen carlot equivalents. 



Cabbage: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



24,000 



22,000 



20,000 



18,000 



16,000 — 



14,000 



12,000 




Production 
1,000 Crts . 

9,000 



8,000 



7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



17 



Cabbage: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 




Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 




Total 


Planted 


Harvested 




Production 




Value 




Acres 


Acres 




Crates 




1,000 
crates 


1,000 
crates 




Dollars 
Der crate 




1,000 
dollars 


WINTER: 

1952- 53 

1953- 54 

1954- 55 

1955- 56 

1956- 57 


20,500 
16,000 
14, 600 
17,700 
16,300 


19,900 
15,700 
14,400 
16,700 
13,900 




392 
372 
412 
400 
320 




7,800 
5, 838 
5,932 
6,680 
4,448 


5,288 
4,736 
5, 628 
6, 144 
4,448 




$ . 74 
. 73 

1. 30 
. 95 

1. 30 




$ 3,908 
3, 460 
7, 316 
5,810 
5,782 


1957- 58 

1958- 59 

1959- 60 

1960- 61 

1961- 62 

1962- 63 


i n QAA 
1 I , oUU 

19,300 
19,500 
18,000 
15,500 

If, J.UU 


15,500 
17,500 
17,900 
17,000 
14,500 
16,200 




260 
310 
350 
360 
370 
350 




4,030 
5,424 
6, 264 
6,120 
5,364 
5,670 


4,030 
4,878 
5, 656 
5,400 
5,364 
5,670 




1. 55 
1. 15 

1. 20 
. 95 

2. 55 
1. 62 




6,246 

5, 610 

6, 787 
5, 130 

13, 678 
9,214 






Cabbage: 


Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 








Areas 

and 




Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 




Total 




Quantity 


Counties 




Planted 


Harvested 




Production 




Sold 










Acres 




Acres 


Crates 




Crates 




Crates 


WEST FLORIDA 

Area Total 
NORTH FLORIDA 

Bradford 

Union 

Other Counties 






150 

50 
50 

10 0_ 




150 

4.0 

50 
90 


340 

350 
340 
311 




51,000 

14,000 
17,000 

28,000 




51,000 

14,000 
17,000 
28,000 


Area Total 
HASTINGS 

Clay 

Flagler 

Putnam 

St. Johns 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake and Orange 

Seminole 

Volusia 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 

Hardee 

Hillsborough 

Manatee 

Polk 

Sarasota 

Other Counties 




200 

200 
1,800 
1,500 
3,600 
7,100 

450 
1,900 
50 

200 
2,600 

50 
250 
50 
50 
200 
290 




180 

200 
1,700 
1,400 
3,400 
6,700 

450 
1,800 
50 

150 
2,450 

50 
250 
50 
50 
200 
260 


328 

350 
370 
320 
340 
344 

400 
420 
340 
393 
413 

240 
340 
220 
220 
300 
265 




59,000 

70,000 
629,000 
448,000 
1, 156,000 
2,303,000 

180,000 
756,000 
17,000 
59,000 
1,012,000 

12,000 
85,000 
11,000 
11,000 
60,000 
69,000 


59,000 

70,000 
629,000 
448,000 
ljl56, 000 
2,303,000 

180,000 
756,000 
17,000 
59,000 
1,012,000 

12,000 
85,000 
11,000 
11,000 
60,000 
69, 000 


Area Total 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
Other Counties 






890 

4,500 
850 




860 

4,300 
850 


288 

340 
305 




248,000 

1,462,000 
259,000 


248,000 

1,462,000 
259,000 


Area Total 
LOWER EAST COAST 
Dade 

Other Counties 






5,350 

600 
210 




5,150 

500 
210 


334 

400 
362 




1,721,000 

200,000 
76,000 


1,721,000 

200,000 
76,000 


Area Total 






810 




710 


389 




276,000 




276,000 


STATE TOTAL 








17,100 




16,200 


350 




5,670,000 




,670,000 



-1 ft 



Cabbage: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 








Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 








Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Escambia, Gadsden, 














and Jackson 


100 


100 


150 


250 


200 


150 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


ZD 


OK 




25 





— 


Bradford 


25 


50 


25 


50 


60 


40 


Union 













50 


Other Counties 


25 


15 


30 


50 


90 


90 


Area Total 


75 


90 


80 


125 


150 


180 


HASTINGS 














Clay 


400 


450 


280 


300 


250 


200 


Duval 


200 


250 


180 


50 


50 





Flagler 


1, 600 


1 OCA 

1, 850 


O 1 AA 

1, 100 


1,900 


1,800 


1,700 


Putnam 


1, oOU 


1 OCA 
1, 9O0 


O 1 AA 

a, xuu 


2,000 


1,700 


1,400 


St. Johns 


3,_000 


3,_700 


O AAA 
O,_900 


3 L 500 


3J500 


3,_400 


Area Total 


a OA A 

o, oOu 


O O A A 
O, ZUU 


o, ooU 


7,750 


7,300 


6,700 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


150 


150 


nc 

OO 


240 


450 


450 


Marion 


50 


30 


25 


50 








Seminole 


2,400 


2, 075 


1, 800 


1,750 


1,750 


1,800 


Sumter 


50 


50 


25 


55 






Volusia 


100 


125 


100 


100 


50 


50 


Other Counties 










80 


150 


Area Total 


2,750 


2, 430 


2, 035 


2,195 


2,330 


2,450 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE 














Hardee 


75 


75 


50 


50 




50 


Hillsborough 


225 


250 


275 


330 


350 


250 


Manatee 


75 


100 


75 


130 


100 


50 


Polk 


25 


30 


50 


110 




50 


Sarasota 


100 


75 


110 


130 


200 


200 


Other Counties 


ZZ 




— — 




550 


260 


Area Total 


500 


530 


560 


750 


1,200 


860 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


A 1 AA 

4, ±00 


C AC A 

0, UoU 


0, DUU 


4,550 


2,800 


4,300 


Other Counties 


IOC 


1 CA 









850 


Area Total 




C O A A 
O, <iUU 


C C AA 

0, ouu 


4,550 


2,800 


5,150 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


400 


600 


375 


600 


420 


500 


Other Counties 








140 


100 


210 


Arpfl Tntfll 


400 


600 


375 


HA A 


520 


710 


Other Counties 


650 


350 


640 


640 






STATE TOTAL 


15,500 


17,500 


17,900 


17,000 


14,500 


16,200 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962 - 63 



County 








1962-63 Season 








Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 














1 




1 




Bradford 








1 




4 






5 


6 


Broward 


2 


6 


40 


42 


50 


47 


5 




192 


166 


Clay 












8 


16 




24 


54 


Collier 










2 


6 






8 


8 


Dade 




3 


28 


28 


88 


42 


4 




193 


125 


Duval 


3 


7 


13 


11 


17 


21 


10 


1 


83 


96 


Flagler 




24 


54 


47 


111 


136 


32 


2 


406 


575 


Hardee 




2 




7 


13 


5 


1 




28 


6 


Hendry 






22 


102 


351 


131 


7 




613 


93 



continued 



Highlands 

Hillsborough 

Lake 

Lee 

Manatee 



1 

12 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



bounties 





1962-63 Season 


Season 


County 
















Season 


Total 




Nov. 


Dec. i Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 


1961-62 



32 
7 
1 
1 



1 
91 
1 



2 
68 
1 



1 

48 
1 



2 
45 
69 
16 



19 
102 



6 

304 
193 
17 
8 



111 
210 
134 
4 
18 



Marion 






1 


1 


2 


2 






6 


11 


Martin 




2 


5 


1 «7 


QQ 

39 


RK 

uu 


5 




94."i 


ft 
D 


Orange 


1 
X 


A. 


A 
t 


q 
O 


7 
1 


1 7 


9fi 




on 


1 *>7 
iii / 


Palm Beach 


20 


103 


276 


401 


507 


654 


116 




2077 


1728 


Polk 






1 


1 


2 


2 


1 




7 


4 


Putnam 




12 


26 


17 


138 


215 


10 




418 


272 


St Johns 




60 


387 


337 


1036 


1248 


83 




3151 


3635 


Sarasota 






4 


8 


24 


20 


5 




61 


76 


Seminole 


3 


39 


146 


180 


303 


518 


295 


9 


1493 


1371 


Sumter 




















1 


Union 






2 




1 


9 


3 




15 


10 


Volusia 




















1 


Unknown 


1 


8 


16 


14 


30 


23 


12 


2 


106 


80 


TOTAL 


43 


311 


1120 


1354 


2832 


3295 


753 


14 


9722 


8930 



Cabbage: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 




















1958-59 


Rail 


525 




95 


272 


313 


400 


539 


31 




1,650 




Mixed 


525 




37 


66 


57 


68 


70 


26 


1 


325 




Truck 


520 


10 


311 


J209 


1481 


1908 


1595 


201 


8 


6J23 




Total 




10 


443 


1547 


1851 


2376 


2204 


258 


9 


8,698 


1959-60 


Rail 


545 


7 


41 


145 


307 


493 


690 


107 


3 


1,793 




Mixed 


545 


7 


20 


47 


52 


90 


105 


40 


9 


370 




Truck 


520 


40 ■ 


257 


1457 


1822 


2106 


1749 


426 


25 _ 


7^882 




Total 




54 


318 


1649 


2181 


2689 


2544 


573 


37 


10,045 


1960-61 


Rail 


560 




55 


310 


292 


475 


378 


91 


11 


1,612 




Mixed 


560 




21 


81 


89 


113 


97 


51 


2 


454 




Truck 


520 


14 


378 


1549 


1550 


1965 


1647 


207 


25 


7,_335 




Total 




14 


454 


1940 


1931 


2553 


2122 


349 


38 


9,401 


1961-62 


Rail 


540 


9 


118 


229 


161 


303 


586 


153 




1,559 




Mixed 


540 


4 


50 


70 


67 


110 


175 


89 


3 


568 




Truck 


520 


37 


512 


1297 


1357 


1733 


1562 


290 


15 


6,803 




Total 




50 


680 


1596 


1585 


2146 


2323 


532 


18 


8,930 


1962-63 


Rail 


550 


9 


25 


65 


155 


521 


634 


214 




1,623 




Mixed 


550 


5 


12 


33 


53 


124 


169 


67 


3 


466 




Truck 


520 


29 


274 


1022 


1146 


2187 


2492 


472 


11 


7^633 




Total 




43 


311 


1120 


1354 


2832 


3295 


753 


14 


9,722 



Cabbage: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


November 


December 


January 


Februax - y 


March 


April 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958-59 


.1 


5. 1 


17.8 


21. 3 


27.3 


25.3 


3.0 


. 1 


100. 


1959-60 


.5 


3.2 


16.4 


21. 7 


26. 8 


25.3 


5.7 


.4 


100.0 


1960-61 


.1 


4.8 


20. 6 


20. 6 


27.2 


22. 6 


3. 7 


.4 


100. 


1961-62 


.6 


7. 6 


17.9 


17. 7 


24.0 


26. 


6.0 


.2 


100.0 


1962-63 


.4 


3.2 


11. 5 


14.0 


29. 1 


33. 9 


7. 8 


. 1 


100. 



20 



Cabbage: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958 - 59 through 1962 - 63 



Crop 
Year 



















Season 


November 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


Total 



Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars Dollars 



1958-59 


1. 35 


1. 90 


1.70 


1.05 


1. 00 


.90 


1. 10 




1.15 


1959-60 


2. 65 


2.25 


1. 45 


1.00 


.90 


1. 10 


2.30 


1.00 


1.20 


1960-61 




1.55 


.95 


.90 


.90 


.90 


1.00 




.95 


1961-62 


1. 15 


1.00 


1.60 


1.95 


4. 20 


2.75 


1. 80 


1.20 


2.55 


1962-63 




2.40 


2.30 


2.40 


1.25 


1.35 


1. 40 




1.60 



Cabbage: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 







Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Week 


Hastings 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Lake Okeechobee 












fending 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Domestic Round 


Domestic Round 


Domestic Round | 


Red 






Cars 


C a riots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1962- 


■63 
















Nov. 


3 





1 


1 












$ 


$ 


$ $ 






10 


1 


6 


7 






1.50 














17 


1 


8 


9 






1.50 














24 


1 


9 


10 




1.75 


1. 65-1. 75 










Dec. 


1 


8 


9 


17 




1. 75-2. 00 


1. 75-2. 00 










8 


6 


29 


35 




— — 1. 50 


1. 40-1. 75 












15 


10 


46 


56 




2.00-3.00 


1.40-3. 50 


4.00 




22 




55 


55 






3. 50-4. 50 


3. 00-4. 75 












29 


6 


107 


113 






O A A O C A 

3. 00-3. 50 


3. 50-3. 75 


Jan. 


5 


7 


198 


205 




2. 25-2. 75 


2.00-3. 00 


4.00 






11 


244 


255 


1. 75-2. 00 


1. 85-2. 00 


1.75 


3.00 




19 


21 


245 


266 


2.25-3.00 


3.00 


£», (D—o, (D 


■J. uu-o. OU 




26 


16 


228 


244 






2. 75-3. 50 


2. 75-3. 50 


Feb. 


2 


15 


217 


232 


2. 50-3.25 


3. 00-3.25 


2.50-3.50 


3.00 




9 


33 


284 


317 


2. 50-3. 00 


2.50-3.00 


2.25-3.00 


2. 00-2. 50 




16 


32 


279 


311 


2.50 


2. 50-2. 75 


2.25-2.75 


2.00 




23 


49 


310 


359 


2.75-3.00 


2.50-3.00 


2.75-3.00 


2.00-2.50 


Mar. 


2 


58 


316 


374 


1. 75-2. 50 


1. 75-2.50 


1. 75-2. 50 


2.00 




9 


102 


443 


545 


1.25-1.50 


'1.25-2. 50 


1.25-1. 75 


1.50-2.00 




16 


81 


523 


604 


1.25-1.50 


1.25-1.50 


1.25-1.50 


1.50-2.00 




23 


147 


517 


664 


1.25-1.50 


1.25-1.50 


1.00-1. 35 


1.50-2.00 




30 


170 


569 


739 


1.25-1.40 


1.50-1.60 


1. 10-1. 50 


1.50-2.00 


Apr. 


6 


154 


600 


754 


1.25-1.50 


1.35-1.50 


1.05-1.40 


1.50 




13 


194 


648 


842 


1.25-1.35 


1.25-1. 35 


1. 05-1. 25 


1.50 




20 


148 


593 


741 


1. 25-1.50 


1. 35-1. 50 


1. 10-1. 50 


1.50 




27 


118 


518 


636 


1.50-2.50 


2.00-2.50 


1. 75-2. 50 


1. 50-1. 75 


May 


4 


72 


277 


349 




1.50-2.50 


1. 50-2. 50 


1. 50-1. 75 




11 


79 


164 


243 




1.25-1. 75 


1. 25-1. 50 


1. 50-1. 75 




18 


62 


103 


165 




1.50-1.75 


1. 50-1. 75 


1. 50-1.75 




25 
1 


17 

4 


63 
18 


80 
22 




1.25-1.50 
1.25-1. 35 






June 










8 
15 




5 
2 


5 
2 










Total 


1623 


7634 


9257 











21 



Cabbage: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck | 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


37 


48 


9 


119 


46 


167 


Nashville 


3 


42 


32 


126 


35 


168 


Atlanta 


1 


568 


1 


699 


2 


1267 


New Orleans 


1 


27 


17 


388 


18 


415 


Baltimore 


25 


390 


37 


601 


62 


991 


New York City 


202 


1037 


323 


1982 


525 


1982 


B irmingham 




244 


10 


393 


10 


637 


Philadelphia 


113 


577 


170 


1195 


283 


1772 


Boston 


153 


170 


183 


572 


336 


742 


Pittsburgh 


72 


169 


139 


783 


211 


952 


Buffalo 


39 


24 


70 


128 


109 


152 


Portland, O. 






20 


347 


20 


347 


Chicago 


129 


227 


496 


965 


625 


1192 


Providence, RI 


14 


19 


11 


87 


25 


106 


Cincinnati 


103 


42 


103 


355 


206 


397 


St. Louis 


15 


18 


203 


471 


218 


489 


Cleveland 


46 


157 


166 


476 


212 


633 


Salt Lake City 







3 


99 


3 


99 


Columbia 


1 


393 




349 


1 


742 


San Antonio 





3 





1023 





1026 


Dallas 




3 




668 




671 


San Francisco 











780 





780 


Denver 








522 




522 


Seattle, Wash. 








21 


374 


21 


374 


Detroit 


139 


79 


258 


267 


397 


346 


Washington, DC 


9 


201 


34 


352 


43 


553 


Ft. Worth 








171 




171 


Wichita, Kan. 








84 





84 


Houston 




1 


2 


187 


2 


188 


Total 


1153 


7213 


2633 


16272 


3786 


23485 


Indianapolis 


5 


90 


83 


345 


88 


435 


Montreal 


123 


18 


232 


633 


355 


651 


Kansas City 




27 


18 


278 


18 


305 


Ottawa 


1 


16 


34 


92 


35 


108 


Los Angeles 


6 


2445 






6 


2445 


Toronto 


129 


4 


485 


335 


614 


339 


Louisville 


29 


82 


29 


231 


58 


313 


Vancouver 






28 


199 


28 


199 


Me mphis 




29 


55 


378 


55 


407 


Winnipeg 




1 


45 


182 


45 


183 


Miami 




83 




119 




202 


Total 


~253 


39 


824 


1441 


1077 


1480 


Milwaukee 


11 


13 


47 


62 


58 


75 
















Minneapolis 




5 


93 


296 


93 


301 


TOTAL 


1406 


7252 


3457 


17713 


4863 


24965 



22 



CANTALOUPS 
1962-63 



Cantaloup production in Florida during the 1963 sea- 
son was valued at $204,000, the lowest since 1950 and 25 per- 
cent below the value of last year's crop. The average value 
of production for the past 5 years is $411,000. Prices re- 
ceived per cwt. in 1963 were the lowest since 1942. The sea- 
son average price was $2. 65 per cwt. compared to $4. 00 for 
the previous year. Prices averaged $2. 90 per cwt. in May 
when 47 percent of the crop was shipped and $2. 30 per cwt. 
in June when 53 percent of the volume moved. Average price 
for the previous 5 years is $5. 45 per cwt. 

In 1963, only 1,100 acres were harvested, the lowest 
since 1947. During the previous season, 1,200 acres were 
harvested. Yield was the highest in recent years at 70 cwt. 



per acre. Yield averaged 65 cwt. per acre last year. 

Production during the 1963 season totaled 77 , 000 hun- 
dredweight compared to 68,000 the year before. The 5 year 
average production is 87,000 cwt. 

Most of the early production was sold locally. Har- 
vestwas about complete in South Florida by the end of May and 
was getting underway in the North Central area. Weather was 
dry in late May but early' June rain improved vine condition. 
Harvest continued in North Central and North Florida through 
June. Supplies were fairly evenly distributed between May and 
June with 35 carlot equivalents being shipped in May and 39 in 
June. Only one carlot equivalent was shipped after July 1. 



Cantaloups: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1953 through 1963 



Acres 



3,500 



3,000 



2,500 



2,000 



1,500 



1,000 



500 




Production 
1,000 Cwt . 

140 



120 



100 



80 



60 



40 



20 



1953 



1955 



1957 



1959 



1961 



1963 



1965 



23 



Cantaloups: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreag 


e 


Yield 
per 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 


Total 
Value 




Planted | Harvested 


Acre 


Price 










1, 000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


1953 


i i Ann 


33 


59 


59 


$ 4.90 


$ 289 


1954 


2,500 2,000 


37 


74 


74 


4.40 


326 


1955 


2,200 1,900 


58 


110 


103 


5. 10 


525 


1956 


2,800 2,400 


58 


139 


129 


4. 90 


632 


1957 


2,300 1,600 


35 


56 


56 


5.40 


302 




2,200 1,600 




79 


79 






lyoy 


2,100 1,900 




OD 


oo 


D. £d\J 


Ooo 


1960 


2,000 1,800 


40 


72 


72 


6. 20 


446 


1961 


1,600 1,500 


50 


75 


75 


6.00 


450 


1962 


1,500 1,200 


65 


78 


68 


4. 00 


272 


1963 


1,200 1 


,100 


70 


77 


77 


2. 65 


204 




Cantaloups: 


Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 










Crop Year 1962-63 








Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 






Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


WEST FLORIDA 














All Counties 


50 


40 


45 


1,800 


1,800 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 




250 


230 


55 


12,650 


12, 650 


Madison 




70 


70 


45 


3,150 


3,150 


Marion 




200 


200 


75 


15,000 


15,000 


Other Counties 


70 


65 


52 


3 L 350 


3,350 


Area Total 


590 


565 


60 


34,150 


34, 150 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














All Counties 


80 


75 


77 


5,750 


5, 750 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Polk 




80 


65 


63 


4,100 


4, 100 


FT. MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier & Hendry 


50 


40 


60 


2,400 


2,400 


Lee 




100 


80 


110 


8,_800 


8i_800 


Area Total 


150 


120 


93 


11,200 


11,200 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 




100 


90 


105 


9,450 


9,450 


Other Counties 


150 


145 


73 


10 L 550 


10J550 


Area Total 


250 


235 


85 


20,000 


20,000 


STATE TOTAL 




1,200 


1,100 


70 


77,000 


77,000 



Cantaloups: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1957- 58 through 1962 - 63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Holmes 


50 


100 




100 






Jackson 


25 


75 




50 






Other Counties 








25 


45 


40 


Area Total 


75 


175 




175 


45 


40 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


300 


250 


250 


320 


250 


230 


Gilchrist 


125 


75 


75 


40 






Levy 


50 


50 


50 


25 






Marion 


300 


325 


400 


330 


245 


200 


Other Counties 


50 


25 


50 


25 


105 


135 


Area Total 


825 


725 


825 

24 


740 


600 


565 

continued 



Cantaloups: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-1958 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














All Counties 


150 


210 


175 


50 


100 


75 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Hardee 


25 


25 


25 








IT ill "1 1 

Hillsborough 




an 


ZD 






kj DO 


Manatee 


25 


25 


30 


25 


" 


" 


Area Total 


75 


75 


80 


50 




65 


FT. MYERS -IMMOKA LEE 














Collier & Hendry 




100 


25 


50 




40 


Lee _ 


75 


_150_ 


60 


50 


150 


80 


Area Total 


75 


250 


85 


100 


150 


120 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


350 


350 


600 


275 


70 


90 


Other Counties 








20 


235 


145 


Area Total 


350 


350 


600 


295 


305 


235 


Other Counties 


50 


115 


35 


90 






STATE TOTAL 


1,600 


1,900 


1,800 


1,500 


1,200 


1, 100 



1/ Includes Polk. 



Cantaloups: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958 - 59 through 1962 - 63 



Crop Year 


Method of 


Average 


March 


April 






July 


Season 


Shipment 


Load 


May 


June 


Total 






Cwt. 














1958-59 


Rail 


















Truck 


318 




5 


37 


49 




91 




Total 






5 


37 


49 




91 


1959-60 


Rail 


















Truck 


318 






12 


50 


1 


63 




Total 








12 


50 


1 


63 


1960-61 


Rail 


















Truck 


318 






30 


22 




52 




Total 








30 


22 




52 


1961-62 


Rail 


















Truck 


318 


1 




17 


33 




51 




Total 




1 




17 


33 




51 


1962-63 


Rail 


















Truck 


318 






35 


39 




74 




Total 








35 


39 




74 



Cantaloups: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962 - 63 



Crop 
Year 



March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 



1959 5.5 40.7 53.8 — 100.0 

1960 — — 19.0 79.4 1.6 100.0 

1961 — 57. 7 42. 3 100. 

1962 2.0 — 33.3 64.7 — 100.0 

1963 — 47.3 52.7 — 100.0 



25 



Cantaloups: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1 Season 
Average 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1959 


0. OU 


o. (U 


0. oU 




6. 20 


1960 




7.20 


6. 00 


4. 40 


6.20 


1961 




6. 10 


5. 80 




6. 00 


1962 




4. 40 


3. 80 




4. 00 


1963 




2.90 


2. 30 




2. 65 



Cantaloups: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 
by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 




Cars 


Ca riots 


Car lots 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


1962-63 








1962-63 








Feb. 9 




1 


1 


Apr. 27 








16 




2 


2 










23 




2 


2 


May 4 




1 


1 










11 




2 


2 


Mar. 2 








18 




6 


6 


9 




3 


3 


25 




11 


11 


16 
















23 








June 1 




19 


19 


30 








8 




23 


23 










15 




11 


11 


Apr. 6 








22 




3 


3 


13 








29 




1 


1 


20 








Total 




85 


85 



26 



CELERY 
1962-63 



Florida's 1962 - 63 celery production was valued at 
$14,989,000. This is about the same as the average value for 
the previous 5 years , but 39 percent below the value of the 1961-62 
crop. The production of celery was 5 percent larger than last 
season at 7,505,000 crates compared to 7, 122,000 for the pre- 
vious season. The average price of $2. 10 per crate was only 61 
percent of the price for the previous crop. Highest prices of the 
season were received during January and February. Approxi- 
mately 30 percent of the crop was harvested in this 2 month per- 
iod. The largest volume was shipped during March. 

Acreage harvested totaled 11,100, a 5 percent increase 
over the previous crop, but 2 percent less than the average for 
the previous 5 years. The number of crates harvested per acre 
averaged 676 compared to 672 in the previous season. The aver- 
age yield for the previous 5 years is 610 crates per acre. 

Transplanting of fall celery began in Zellwood in late July 
and in the Everglades during early August. The rate of trans- 
planting picked up in late August. It was early October before 
transplanting began in the Sarasota area. Blight was a problem 
onearly plantings especially in the Zellwood area. Lightharvest 
began in early November in Zellwood and the Everglades. It 
was December before harvest reached a significant volume. By 
this time the condition of the crop was greatly improved. 

The supplies of celery harvested continued to increase 
during the last half of December in spite of a hard freeze that hit 
most areas on December 11 and 13. Maturity was delayed some 



and considerable stripping of the cold damaged outer ribs was 
necessary. December harvest hitapeakof 227, 000 crates during 
the week prior to Christmas. 

Growth conditions were generally favorable during Jan- 
uary and most of February. Heavy rains the latter part of Feb- 
ruary delayed harvestoperations. Light cutting began in the Sar- 
asota area during the week ended January 25. The yield per acre 
inallareas combined reached a seasonal peak of 884 crates during 
the first week of March. Frost on March 23 caused relatively 
little damage to celery. 

Transplanting of the spring celery was completed in the 
Everglades during the first week of April. All other areas had 
stopped setting by mid-April. During March, April, May, and 
June, 690 acres of celery were passed or abandoned. A total of 
810 acres were passed during the crop year compared to only 190 
acres in the previous season. Seederswerea significant problem 
in most areas during the latter part of April and early May as 
weather became warmer. Yield was reduced during this period 
as a result of the seeders. Peak volume during the season was 
reached the first week of April when 338, 000 crates were har- 
vested. In the late spring, as in the early fall, blight appeared 
in many fields. There was also some black heart during the last 
few weeks of harvest. Spring harvest was completed during the 
week that ended June 23 at Island Grove and Zellwood. The last 
week of June marked the completion of harvest in the Everglades. 
Last celery of the season was harvested in the first week of July. 
Only eight carlot equivalents were shipped in July. 



Celery: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



15,000 



14,000 



13,000 



12,000 



11,000 



10,000 



9,000 




Production 
1, 000 Crts . 

8,500 



8, 000 



7,500 



7, 000 



6, 500 



6, 000 



5,500 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



27 



Celery: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1 000 




Acres 


Acres 


Crates 


crates 


crates 


per crate 


dollars 


WINTER: 
















1953 


6,200 


6,100 


665 


4,057 


4,008 


$1. 65 


$ 6,614 


1954 


6,000 


5,900 


690 


4,072 


4,000 


1. 86 


7,440 


1955 


5,300 


5,300 


805 


4,267 


4, 267 


2. 49 


10 624 


1956 


6,300 


6,200 


683 


4,237 


4, 237 


1. 68 


7 118 


1957 


6, 600 


6, 300 


653 


4, 117 


4, 117 


2. 40 


9, 880 


1958 


7,300 


6, 900 


508 


3,507 


3, 507 


2. 76 


9, 678 


1959 


8,500 


8,100 


600 


4,860 


4,278 


1.44 


6, 161 


1960 


6,900 


6,800 


667 


4,533 


4,533 


1.77 


8,024 


1961 


6, 300 


6,200 


725 


4, 495 


4 440 


1. 59 


7 nfio 


1962 


6,500 


6,400 


692 


4,427 


4,427 


3. 24 


14, 342 


1963 


6,700 


6, 600 


717 


4,730 


4, 507 


2. 19 


9, 870 


SPRING: 
















1953 


4,000 


3,900 


620 


2,418 


2, 392 


2. 61 


6,242 


1954 


4, 900 


4,700 


690 


3,243 


2,787 


1. 56 


4,347 


1955 


3, 900 


3, 800 


715 


2,717 


2, 607 


1. 89 


4, 927 


1956 


4, 100 


3,900 


625 


2,437 


2, 388 


1. 89 


4, 514 


1957 


4, 600 


4,000 


600 


2,400 


2,400 


2. 10 


5, 040 


1958 


4,800 


4,500 


425 


1, 913 


1, 913 


3. 96 


7, 577 


1959 


5,300 


5,200 


533 


2,773 


2,217 


1. 38 


3,059 


1960 


5,000 


4,500 


537 


2,415 


2,415 


1.53 


3, 695 


1961 


4,100 


4,000 


700 


2, 800 


2, 628 


1. 92 


5, 046 


1962 


4,300 


4,200 


642 


2, 695 


2, 695 


3. 84 


10, 349 


1963 


4,600 


4,500 


617 


2,775 


2, 625 


1. 95 


5, 119 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


10,200 


10,000 


648 


6,475 


6,400 


2.00 


12,856 


1953-54 


10,900 


10,600 


690 


7,315 


6,787 


1. 74 


11,787 


1954-55 


9,200 


9,100 


767 


6, 984 


6, 874 


2. 26 


15, 551 


1955-56 


10,400 


10, 100 


661 


6, 674 


6, 625 


1. 76 


11, 632 


1956-57 


11,200 


10,300 


633 


6,517 


6,517 


2. 29 


14, 920 


1957-58 


12, 100 


11, 400 


475 


5,420 


5,420 


3. 18 


17, 255 


1958-59 


13,800 


13,300 


574 


7,633 


6,495 


1.42 


9, 220 


1959-60 


11,900 


11,300 


615 


6,948 


6,948 


1. 69 


11, 719 


1960-61 


10,400 


10,200 


715 


7,295 


7,068 


1. 71 


12, 106 


1961-62 


10,800 


10,600 


672 


7,122 


7,122 


3. 47 


24, 691 


1962-63 


11,300 


11,100 


676 


7.505 


7,132 


2. 10 


14,989 



Celery: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962 - 63 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Acre 



Acres Acres Crates Crates Crates 



WINTER 



NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua 50 50 605 30,000 30,000 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake and Orange 330 230 460 106,000 100,000 

Seminole 500 500 505 J^JIOO J39i_°J>° 

Area Total 830 730 " 490 358,000 339,000 
SARASOTA 

Sarasota 320 320 850 272,000 242,000 

continued 



28 



Celery: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 





Crop Year 1962 


-63 (Continued) 








Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


Crates 


Crates 


Crates 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


5,500 


5,500 


740 


4,070,000 


3,896,000 


STATE TOTAL 


6,700 


6,600 


717 


4,730,000 


4,507,000 



SPRING 

NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua 320 300 650 195,000 174,000 

CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake and Orange 880 855 635 543,000 543,000 

Seminole 450 425 _ 515 Sl^OOO 132, 000 

Area Total 1,330 1,280 595 762,000 735,000 

SARASOTA 

Sarasota 50 50 485 24,000 24,000 

EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 2,900 2,870 625 1,794,000 1,692,000 

STATE TOTAL 4,600 4,500 617 2,775,000 2,625,000 



ALL SEASONS 



NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake and Orange 

Seminole 
Area Total 
SARASOTA 

Sarasota 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 

STATE TOTAL 



370 

1,210 
950 



2,160 
370 
8,400 



350 

1,085 
925 



2,010 
370 
8,370 



643 

598 
509 



557 
800 
701 



225, 000 

649,000 
471,000 



1,120,000 
296,000 
5,864, 000 



204,000 

643,000 
431,000 



1,074,000 
266,000 
5,588,000 



11,300 



11,100 



676 



7,505, 000 



7, 132,000 



Celery: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua and Marion 


360 


380 


310 


300 


350 


350 


CENTRAL FLORLDA 














Lake and Orange 


1,425 


1,260 


1,170 


1,100 


1,190 


1,085 


Seminole 


1^840 


1^605 


980 


910 


975 


925 


Area Total 


3,265 


2,865 


2,150 


2,010 


2,165 


2,010 


SARASOTA 














Sarasota 


515 


520 


360 


370 


310 


370 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


7,260 


9,535 


8,480 


7,520 


7,775 


8,370 


STATE TOTAL 


11,400 


13,300 


11,300 


10,200 


10,600 


11,100 



29 



Celery: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 





1962-63 Season 


Season 


County 






















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


A.pr-. 


M<iy 


June 




i oias 


19bl-62 


A laphnfL 












100 


114 


48 




262 


335 


Broward 


9 


36 


58 


81 


84 


OA 


— o 


U 






302 


Dade 


4 


14 


14 


15 


26 


19 


4 






Q7 
\j i 


108 


Duval 


3 


3 


3 


3 


3 


4 


4 


2 




25 


24 


Hendry 






227 


621 


657 


273 


95 






1873 


4 


Lake 


64 


26 








55 


211 


183 




539 


729 


Manatee 








2 


1 










3 


9 


Martin 






26 


59 


87 


40 


13 






225 




Orange 


9 


6 


2 


5 


8 


17 


102 


68 




217 


220 


Palm Beach 


170 


1024 


1110 


637 


707 


866 


779 


224 




5517 


7108 


Sarasota 






14 


131 


174 


44 


16 






379 


400 


Seminole 


14 


33 


49 


141 


204 


205 


240 


102 


7 


995 


1420 


Unknown 


9 


13 


17 


14 


23 


25 


30 


9 


1 


141 


123 


Hillsborough 


6 


12 


9 


12 


11 


15 


23 


10 




98 


94 


TOTAL 


288 1167 1529 


1721 


1985 


1715 


1644 


650 


8 


10707 10876 



Celery: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 
























1958-59 


Rail 


550 




122 


657 


921 


716 


887 


963 


809 


334 




5,409 




Mixed 


550 




16 


93 


106 


93 


111 


137 


99 


41 




696 




Truck 


560 




218 


692 


696 


608 


755 


729 


626 


313 




4,_637 




Total 






356 


1442 


1723 


1417 


1753 


1829 


1534 


688 




10,742 


1959-60 


Rail 


575 


11 


103 


310 


826 


885 


1197 


1195 


838 


313 


2 


5,680 




Mixed 


575 


1 


14 


45 


105 


119 


215 


207 


143 


35 




884 




Truck 


560 


7 


266 


476 


741 


732 


780 


761 


701 


332 




4 L 796 




Total 




19 


383 


831 


1672 


1736 


2192 


2163 


1682 


680 


2 


11,360 


1960-61 


Rail 


620 




68 


434 


671 


889 


1053 


867 


744 


360 


4 


5,090 




Mixed 


620 




21 


94 


208 


199 


227 


227 


218 


63 




1,257 




Truck 


560 




220 


572 


679 


659 


735 


690 


688 


332 


23 


4^598 




Total 






309 


1100 


1558 


1747 


2015 


1784 


1650 


755 


27 


10,945 


1961-62 


Rail 


625 




178 


439 


643 


721 


730 


903 


746 


250 




4,610 




Mixed 


625 




61 


141 


179 


173 


268 


296 


266 


40 




1,424 




Truck 


560 


1 


347 


577 


634 


661 


874 


794 


670 


281 


3 


4j_842 




Total 




1 


586 


1157 


1456 


1555 


1872 


1993 


1682 


571 


3 


10,876 


1962-63 


Rail 


635 




81 


489 


669 


660 


809 


647 


744 


263 


1 


4,363 




Mixed 


635 




24 


89 


196 


233 


234 


197 


184 


45 


1 


1,203 




Truck 


560 




183 


589 


664 


828 


942 


871 


716 


342 


6 


5J.41 




Total 






288 


1167 


1529 


1721 


1985 


1715 


1644 


650 


8 


10,707 



Celery: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 























Jul. 


Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 




3. 3 


13.4 


16. 1 


13.2 


16.3 


17.0 


14.3 


6.4 




100. 


1959-60 


.2 


3.4 


7.3 


14. 7 


15.3 


19.3 


19. 


14. 8 


6.0 




100. 


1960-61 




2.8 


10.1 


14.2 


16. 


18.4 


16. 3 


15. 1 


6.9 


.2 


100.0 


1961-62 




5.4 


10.6 


13.4 


14.3 


17. 2 


18. 3 


15. 5 


5.3 




100. 


1962-63 




2. 7 


10. 9 


14.3 


16. 1 


18. 5 


16. 


15.4 


6. 1 




100. 



30 



Celery: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Coo omn 
nvcl d^c 






TVii g 




TV.1q 




JJ01S. 


T "1,. 1 .-, 

UOAS. 


JL/Olb. 


1J01S. 


iiJOlib , 




1950-OH 




4. 00 


JL. 00 


1 Al\ 

1. %u 


1 O. A 

I. oU 


1 OA 

1. ZU 


1. 25 


11 A A 
1. 40 


1. 70 




1 /* 
1, 4Z 


1959-60 




2.50 


1. 75 


1.70 


2.00 


1.55 


1. 35 


1. 60 


1. 75 




1.69 


1960-61 




1. 85 


1. 30 


1.55 


1.85 


1.55 


1. 70 


1.90 


2.30 




1. 71 


1961-62 




2. 65 


1.95 


2. 80 


3. 35 


4. 40 


4. 30 


3. 35 


3.50 


2.20 


3.47 


1962-63 




1. 80 


2. 05 


2. 30 


2.45 


1. 95 


2.00 


1. 90 


2.00 




2. 10 



Celery: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


All Producing Areas 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


2-2 l/2 Dozen 


3 Dozen 


4 Dozen 


Hrts. , Ctns. 
24 Film Pkgs. 


Straight 


1 Mixed 




Cars 


Carlo ts 


C a riots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1962-63 




















Nov. 3 






1 


1 


$ 


$ 




$ — 


$ 


10 


6 





9 


15 


3.25 


3. 


25 


2.50 


3.50 


17 


22 


__ 


59 


81 


2.50-3.00 


2.50-3. 


00 


1.75-2.25 


2. 75-3. 50 


24 


18 


— 


58 


76 


2.25-2.50 


2. 25-2. 


50 


1.75 


2. 75-3. 00 


Dec. 1 


42 




82 


124 


1. 35-2. 25 


1. 35-2. 


25 


1.35-2.00 


2. 35-3. 25 


8 


79 





95 


174 


1. oo 


1. 


35 


I. OO 


9 ^t\_9 fin 


15 


134 


— 


116 


250 


1. 35 


1. 


35 


1.35 


2. 35-2. 60 


22 


127 


— 


203 


330 


2.75 


2. 


75 


2.75 


3. 50-4. 00 


29 


131 


— 


126 


257 


2. 75 


2. 


75 


2. 75 


3. 75-4.00 


Jan. 5 


112 





ICQ 


235 


&*, ID 


3. 


00 


3_ no 


4 00-4 25 


12 


110 


— 


123 


233 


2.75 


2.50-2. 


75 


2.50 


3. 50-4. 00 


1 G 


234 


— 


177 


411 


2.25-2. 50 


2. 00-2. 


25 


2.00 


3. 00-3. 25 


26 


147 


— 


168 


315 


2.25-2. 50 


2. 


25 


2.00-2.25 


3. 00-3. 50 


Feb. 2 


126 





llU 


9 OA 


2. 25 


2 


25 


2. 25 


3 25-3 50 


9 


155 


— 


195 


350 


2.25 


2. 


25 


2.25 


3.25-3.50 


ID 


174 


— 


218 


392 


2.75 


2. 50-2. 


75 


2. 50-2. 75 


3.50-4.00 


23 


169 


— 


209 


378 


2.00-2.35 


2. 


75 


3.00 


4. 00-4. 25 


Mar. 2 


179 




219 


398 


2. 00-2. 35 


2. 


75 


3.00 


4.00-4.25 


9 


210 







AAA 
444 


1 , 00 —6, uu 


— :- 2. 


00 


O KA 

4. UU 




16 


204 


— 


215 


419 


1.90-2.00 


2. 


00 


2.35 


3.35 


23 


159 




198 


357 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


00 


2.00 


3.00-3.25 


30 


169 




202 


oil 


1 IC O AA 

1. ID- A. UU 


2. 


00 


O AA 

.s. UU 


Q A A 
O. UU 


Apr. 6 


222 




211 


433 


2.00 


1. 


85 


1. 85 


2. 85-3. 10 


13 


153 




231 


384 


2.00 


2. 


00 


1. 75 


2.75-3.00 


20 


125 




195 


320 


2.50 


2. 25-2. 


50 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 75-3. 25 


27 


120 




177 


297 


2. 35-2. 50 


2.35-2. 


50 


2.35 


3. 35-3. 60 


May 4 


150 




155 


305 


2. 10-2.25 


2. 


25 


2.25 


3. 25-3. 50 


11 


188 




198 


386 


2.00 


2. 


00 


2.00 


3. 00-3. 25 


18 


168 




173 


341 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


00 


2.00 


3. 00-3. 25 


25 


171 




161 


332 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


00 


1.75 


2. 75-3. 00 


June 1 


114 




109 


223 


1. 75-2. 00 


2. 


00 


1. 75 


2. 75-3. 00 


8 


109 




123 


232 


2.00 


2. 


00 


1. 75 


2. 75-3. 00 


15 


71 




86 


157 












22 


53 




75 


128 












29 


11 




39 


50 












July 6 


1 




7 


8 












Total 


4,363 


1,203 1/ 


5,140 


10,706 













1/ Not available by weeks,. 



31 



Celery: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 




Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


RaU 


Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 




Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


ITrnck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Albany 


36 


33 


64 


14 


100 


47 


Nashville 


3 


20 


11 


10 


14 


30 


Atlanta 


2 


183 


14 


46 


16 


229 


New Orleans 


11 


191 


44 


23 


55 


214 


Baltimore 


149 


114 


220 


52 


369 


166 


New York City 


730 


570 


1243 


247 


1973 


817 


Birmingham 


2 


104 


15 


28 


17 


132 


Philadelphia 


423 


160 


768 


66 


1191 


226 


Boston 


310 


28 


512 


80 


822 


108 


Pittsburgh 


128 


68 


338 


41 


466 


109 


Buffalo 


49 


25 


182 


16 


231 


41 


Portland, O. 


— 


— 


62 


304 


62 


304 


Chicago 


270 


211 


805 


125 


1075 


336 


Providence, RI 


1 


15 


29 


7 


30 


22 


Cincinnati 


131 


16 


163 


28 


294 


44 


St. Louis 


97 


97 


150 


56 


247 


153 


Cleveland 


150 


12 


421 


40 


571 


52 


Salt Lake City 


— 


— 


1 


229 


1 


229 


Columbia 


4 


89 


8 


22 


12 


111 


San Antonio 





43 





146 


: 


189 


Dallas 


— 


86 


2 


237 


2 


323 


San Francisco 








5 


1005 


5 


1005 


Denver 


— 


11 


8 


395 


8 


406 


Seattle, Wash. 


2 





18 


441 


20 


441 


Detroit 


291 


74 


377 


56 


668 


130 


Washington DC 


130 


155 


73 


54 


203 


209 


Ft Worth 


— 


23 


1 


70 


1 


93 


Wichita, Kan. 





9 


3 


65 


3 


74 


Houston 


2 


96 


12 


104 


14 


200 


Total 


3082 


7771 


6165 


4495 


9247 


12266 


Indianapolis 


51 


66 


104 


46 


155 


112 


Montreal 


122 


27 


476 


234 


598 


261 


Kansas City 


12 


94 


20 


191 


32 


285 


Ottawa 


24 


45 


49 


26 


73 


71 


Los Angeles 


2 


4783 






2 


4783 


Toronto 


510 


58 


284 


156 


794 


214 


Louisville 


27 


35 


74 


10 


101 


45 


Vancouver 






42 


197 


42 


197 


Memphis 


2 


104 


1 


41 


3 


145 


Winnipeg 




27 


10 


55 


10 


82 


Miami 




209 


29 


19 


29 


228 


Total 


656 


157 


861 


668 


1517 


825 


Milwaukee 


25 


13 


139 


27 


164 


40 


TOTAL 


3738 


7928 


7026 


5163 10764 


13091 


Minneapolis 


42 


34 


249 


154 


291 


188 

















f 



22 



SWEET CORN 
1962-63 



Florida sweet corn production in 1962-63 reached a re- 
cord high in value for the second consecutive year. Production 
was valued at $17, 913, 000 compared to$17, 035,000 last season. 
The value of the current crop is 27 percent greater than the aver- 
age for the previous 5 years. A total of 9,342,000 crates were 
produced, which was also a record high. However, only 8,804,000 
crates were harvested. The quantity harvested was 26 percent 
more than the 5 year average and 5 percent more than the pre- 
vious year. The average f. o. b. price received per crate was 
$2. 03, the same as the previous year. 

Harvested acreage totaled 49,300, the highest on record. 
This was an increase of 8 percent over the past record harvest- 
ed acreage. Yield equaled the 1954-55 record high of 190 crates 
per acre. This is 20 crates per acre more than the 5 year aver- 
age. 

Planting of fall corn began during the last week of July 
in the Everglades. Pompano growers started planting the last 
week of September. Planting in Fort Myers also started during 
September. Heavy rains during the last half of September de- 
layed planting and caused a loss of about 350 acres in the Ever- 
glades. Fall harvest in the Everglades began September 26, 
about 2 weeks earlier than the previous crop. Volume gradually 
increased until a fall peak was reached in mid- November. Zell- 
wood had a small acreage for harvest during the middle of the 
fall season. 

Winter plantings suffered a loss of 4,000 acres in the Ever- 
glades alone when the freeze occurred on December 11 and 13. 



Some acreage was also killed in the Pompano and Fort Myers 
areas. This loss of maturing corn reduced the supply through 
January and most of February. The acreage that survived the 
freeze was very slow inmaturing. Pompano harvest was expect- 
ed to start in mid-December, but was delayed until the latter 
part of January due to freeze damage. During the late fall and 
early winter seasons many areas suffered from low rainfall. 

Growth conditions began to improve in late February with 
increased rainfall and favorable temperatures. Harvest started 
in Dade County in mid-March. During the first 3 weeks of March, 
temperatures averaged above normal promoting rapid maturity 
and excellent quality. Again on March 23, frost killed several 
hundred acres of young corn in the Everglades. Spring planting 
stopped in Pompano about the middle of February and in the Ever- 
glades during the second week of April. Planting of theZellwood 
spring crop was completed early in May. Harvest was completed 
in Dade County and in Pompano by May 3. A high of 1, 097 car- 
lot equivalents were shipped from all areas combined during the 
week ending May 10. Zellwood harvest began May 22. Most of 
the corn in the Everglades had been harvested by mid-June. 
Zellwood continued to provide light volume into July. 

The price of spring corn reached a peak of $2.50 per 
crate in July. Shipments duringthe 1962-63 season were heaviest 
during May when 4, 322 carlot equivalents were shipped compared 
to 2, 413 in April and 2, 503 in June. During this three month per- 
iod 75 percent of the crop was shipped. The lowest price of the 
season was $1. 60 per crate received in May — the month of heav- 
iest movement. 



Acres 



55,000 



50,000 



45,000 



40,000 



35,000 



30,000 



25,000 



Sweet Corn: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 




Production 
1,000 Crts . 

10,000 



9,000 



8,000 



7, 000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



33 



Sweet Corn: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years,' 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1,000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1,000 



Acres Acres Crates crates crates per crate dollars 



FALL: 



i OA 9 
XyDZ 


X , *±UU 


QOO 
yuu 


ftO 
OU 


79 


79 
la 




t 9 Q.A 


1953 


1, 800 


1,300 


115 


150 


150 


2. 95 


442 


1954 


2, 900 


2, 400 


156 


374 


374 


2. 25 


ft49 




3 800 


3, 600 


160 




S7fi 
o 1 u 


9 1 R 


i 9^ft 
X , &oo 


1956 


6 700 


4 600 


83 


^ftO 


380 


9 fi7 


1 , uxo 


1957 


7 700 


6 100 


150 


Ql fi 


916 


i 7ft 
X . ID 


1 fi^9 


1958 


10, 700 


9, 900 


138 


1, 367 


1, 367 


1. 55 


2,124 


1959 


9, 300 


8,200 


114 


938 


860 


1. 89 


1,624 


1960 


7, 500 


5, 500 


95 


524 


=.94 


9 4ft 


I 9 Qft 

X , £. V O 


1961 


8, 100 


7, 900 


155 


1 224 


1 994 


1 70 
X . I u 


9 0ft9 

_ , UO<b 


1 Qfi? 


Q 000 


7 000 


1 1 Q 
XXI7 


ooo 


QQO 

OUU 


9 lfl 
18 


X, oZU 


WINTER: 
















1953 


7, 800 


7, 500 


140 


1, Uou 


1 AC A 

1, UOU 


9 


9 ft Q fi 


1954 


11, 600 


9, 900 


164 


1, 624 


1, 624 


2. 45 


3,979 


xyoo 


y , *tuu 


i-i qnn 

D, DUU 


X O^i 


1 Ofifi 


1 Ofifi 


2. 65 


2, 825 


i nc£; 


J. 1 , uuu 


£ f>nn 

O, DUU 


XOU 


QQO 


QQO 


9 Sft 


2 850 


IvD I 


i a Ann 


i 9. Ann 

Xo , DUU 


141 
X4X 


1 Q99 


1 Q99 


2 30 


4 4?0 




1 1 onn 
XX , _u u 


9 9nn 

^ , oUU 


Q1 
9X 


90Q 


90Q 


^ ^4 


fiQQ 


1959 


9, 400 


8, 000 


114 


914 


914 


2. 52 


2,304 


1960 


7,200 


3,200 


135 


433 


433 


3. 11 


1,347 




^ ann 
u , yuu 


400 


loo 


74^ 


74. S 


2 73 


2 034 




in inn 

1U , 1UU 


ft fiOO 
o j DUU 


1 4ft 


1 9fiQ 


1 9fiQ 


9 Qft 
^ . vo 


3 784 


1963 


1 1 900 
xx } u u 


Q ^00 


ICC 


1 4^ft 
X , too 


1 AQft 
1 , 40 Q 


9 

Z . DU 


o , y4o 


SPRING: 
















1953 


25, 700 


22, 000 


150 


3, 300 


3, 300 


2. 25 


7, 425 


1954 


28, 700 


25, 600 


136 


3,482 


3,482 


1. 80 


6,268 


1955 


25, 200 


24, 100 


200 


4, 820 


4, 590 


I. 75 


8, 032 


1956 


no A r\(\ 

<£0, 4UU 


on OA A 
£. 1 , OUU 


O A A 


C CA 

0, 4bU 


C /I CA 

o , 4oU 


1. 78 


9 , 698 


190 / 


Oe c A A 


24, 500 


1 A £ 

lib 


3, 570 


3, 570 


i. lb 


7, 717 


1 (ICQ 

lyoo 


on AAA 
OZ , UUU 


OA OA A 

OU, oUU 


1 *7A 
1 (U 


E. OCA 

o, zou 


4, 841 


1 Q A 
1. OU 


O TOO 

o, / Jo 


1959 


31, 800 


31,000 


162 


5,019 


5, 019 


. 1. 97 


9,908 


19b0 


31, 800 


30,500 


195- 


5, 955 


5, 955 


1. 76 


10,504 


iy oi 


o q nnn 


oq nnn 
£0 , UUU 


o i n 
c. XU 


4, 819 


A QlQ 

4, ttxy 


9 91 
6. OX 


11 1 OO 

11 , LoA 


1 Qft9 


q i n n n 
oX , UUU 


oq onn 
&Sd , ZUU 


9 no 


C Q 1 A 

o, yiu 


C OTA 

o, yxu 


x. oy 


11 1 CO 

11 , lo9 


1963 


000 


"3^ 000 


914 


7 071 
1 , U / 1 


O, Odd 


x. oy 


1 9 OA Q 
1Z , 040 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


34,900 


30,400 


145 


4,422 


4,422 


2. 38 


10,547 


1953-54 


42, 100 


36, 800 


143 


5,256 


5,256 


2. 03 


10, 689 


1954-55 


37,500 


33,000 


190 


6,260 


6,030 


1. 94 


11, 699 


1955-56 


43,200 


37,500 


187 


7,026 


7,026 


1. 96 


13, 786 


1956-57 


47, 800 


42, 700 


138 


5,872 


5, 872 


2. 24 


13, 152 


1957-58 


50, 900 


39,200 


163 


6, 375 


5,966 


1. 85 


11,064 


1958-59 


51,900 


48, 900 


149 


7,300 


7,300 


1. 96 


14,336 


1959-60 


48, 300 


41,900 


175 


7,326 


7,248 


1. 86 


13,475 


1960-ul 


41,400 


33,900 


180 


6,088 


6,088 


2. 38 


14,464 


1961-62 


49,200 


45, 700 


184 


8,403 


8,403 


2. 03 


17, 035 


1962-63 


54,200 


49,300 


189 


9,342 


8,804 


2. 03 


17,913 



34 



Sweet Corn: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
C"Jo unties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
FALL 


Crates 


Crates 


Crates 


EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
Other Counties 1/ 


8,650 
350 


6,750 
250 


118 
156 


794,000 
39, 000 


794,000 
39,000 


STATE TOTAL 


9,000 


7 ,-000 


^119 


833,000 


833,000 


1/ Lee, Orange, and Palm Beach (East) counties. 














WINTER 








FORT MYERS - IMMOAKALEE 

Lee 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
SOUTH FLORIDA 

Dade 

Other Counties 1/ 


250 

7,050 

1,100 
2^800 


250 
^ ^n 

1, 000 
2 L 500 


155 
140 
210 

164 


39,000 

777,000 

210,000 
412_,000 


39,000 

777,000 

210,000 
412_,000 


Area Total 


3,900 


3,500 


176 


622,000 


622,000 


STATE TOTAL 


11,200 


9,300 


155 


1,438,000 


1,438,000 


1/ Broward, Martin, and Palm Beach (East) counties. 














SPRING 








NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua & Bradford 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake 

Orange & Seminole 
Area Total 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 
Lee 

EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
SOUTH FLORIDA 

Dade 

Other Counties 1/ 


200 

2,050 
4^400 
6,450 

180 

25,500 

470 
1,200 


200 

2,050 
4J250 
6,300 

180 

24, 700 

Q I V 

1,150 


165 

250 
260 
257 

160 

205 

255 
177 


33,000 

512,000 
1,106^000 
1,618,000 

29,000 

5,064,000 

120,000 
207_,000 


33,000 

512,000 
J^lOb^OOO 
1,618,000 

29,000 

4,526,000 

120,000 
207_,000 


Area Total 


1,670 


1,620 


202 


327,000 


327,000 


STATE TOTAL 


34,000 


33,000 


214 


7,071,000 


6,533,000 


1/ Broward, and Palm Beach (East) counties. 












ALL SEASONS 








NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua & Bradford 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake 

Orange & Seminole 


200 

2,050 
4^400 


200 

2, 050 
4^250 


165 

250 
260 


33,000 

512,000 
1, 106, 000 


33,000 
512,000 

ijioe^ooo 


Area Total 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 
Lee 

EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
SOUTH FLORIDA 

Dade 
Other Counties 1/ 


6,450 

430 

41,200 

1,570 
4,350 


6,300 

430 

37,000 

X.470 
3,900 


257 

158 

179 

224 
169 


1,618,000 

68,000 

6, 635,000 

330,000 
658,000 


1, 618,000 

68,000 

6,097,000 

330,000 
658,000 


STATE TOTAL 


54,200 


49,300 


189 


9,342,000 


8, 804,000 



1/ Broward, Lee, Martin, Orange, and Palm Beach (East) counties. 



35 



Sweet Corn: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 















Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres 



NORTH FLORIDA 



Alachua & Bradford 


1, 050 


/0U 


4Z0 








CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake & Orange 


4,000 


5,285 


5,690 


5, 400 


6, 400 


6,300 1/ 


Other Counties 


500 


315 


310 


260 


475 




Area Total 


4,500 


5,600 


6,000 


5,660 


6,875 


6,300 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Lee 












430 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


27,500 


38,200 


33,400 


25,460 


34,100 


37,000 


SOUTH FLORIDA 














Dade 


2,050 


1,200 


350 




1,585 


1,470 


Palm Beach (East) 


3,100 


1,750 


600 


840 


2,160 


2/ 


Other Counties 


1,_000 


1^450 


1,125 


1 L 640 


750 


3^900 2/ 


Area Total 


6,150 


4,400 


2,075 


2,480 


4,495 


5,370 


STATE TOTAL 


39,200 


48,900 


41,900 


33,900 


45,700 


49,300 



1/ Includes Seminole 2/ Includes Broward, Lee, Martin, Orange, and Palm Beach (East) Counties, 



Sweet Corn: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 


1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 


Season 
Total 
,1961-62 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


Mav 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Alachua 
















10 


38 




48 


37 


Bradford 


















1 




1 


7 


Broward 


11 


38 


37 


50 


97 


238 


305 


51 


3 




830 


602 


Collier 












4 


5 


3 


1 




13 


4 


Dade 


2 


14 


7 


4 


10 


129 


158 


31 


6 




361 


391 


Duval 


1 


2 


2 


1 


2 


6 


7 


13 


6 




40 


46 


Hardee 


1 


1 










1 


2 


1 




6 


8 


Hendry 








11 


42 


289 


116 


427 






885 




Hillsborough 


7 


7 


5 


2 


2 


9 


13 


25 


8 




78 


88 


Lake 


2 


1 


2 








1 


48 


377 


1 


432 


352 


Lee 


6 










55 


37 


4 






102 


26 


Martin 








1 


10 


130 


125 


206 






472 


3 


Okeechobee 
















2 


2 




4 




Orange 


17 


7 


2 




1 


2 


6 


184 


1431 


39 


1689 


1594 


Palm Beach 


263* 


369 


230 


94 


148 


641 


1592 


3161 


408 




6906 


7892 


Polk 






1 




1 


1 


3 


1 


2 




9 


8 


St. Johns 














3 


2 


1 




6 


3 


Seminole 


7 


15 


6 


1 


2 


12 


20 


128 


206 


9 


406 


453 


Sumter 


1 














1 


1 




3 


6 


Union 
















2 


2 




4 


4 


Unknown 


5 


9 


5 


3 


2 


13 


21 


21 


9 


2 


90 


85 


Total 


323* 


463 


297 


167 


317 


1529 


2413 


4322 


2503 


51 


12385 


11609 



Includes September shipments. 



Sweet Corn: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 





Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


Mav 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Crts. 


























1958-59 


Rail 


655 


114 


306 


105 


70 


36 


107 


692 


1439 


1202 


28 


4099 






Mixed 


655 


8 


46 


38 


33 


17 


38 


116 


108 


42 


— 


446 






Truck 


600 


295 


645 


286 


236 


163 


467 


1413 


1356 


908 


15 


5784 






Total 




417 


997 


429 


339 


216 


612 


2221 


2903 


2152 


43 


10329 




1959-60 


Rail 


670 


199 


148 


11 


22 


3 


54 


291 


1849 


1820 


89 


4486 






Mixed 


670 


6 


14 


6 


17 


9 


36 


84 


150 


46 


— 


368 






Truck 


600 


318 


330 


96 


109 


79 


218 


790 


2136 


1278 


94 


5448 






Total 




523 


492 


113 


148 


91 


308 


1165 


4135 


3144 


183 


10302 




1960-61 


Rail 


675 


19 


95 


40 


23 


23 


105 


283 


1402 


1204 


52 


3246 






Mixed 


675 


4 


18 


29 


24 


21 


55 


79 


175 


64 


2 


471 






Truck 


600 


7_5__ 


211 


185 


176 


146 


378 


690 


1699 


1168 


98 


4826 






Total 




98 


324 


254 


223 


190 


538 


1052 


3276 


2436 


152 


8543 




1961-62 


Rail 


700 


103 


218 


108 


25 


92 


254 


638 


1591 


1720 


51 


4800 






Mixed 


700 


11 


43 


79 


33 


48 


97 


149 


206 


59 


— 


725 






Truck 


600 


258 


395 


413 


226 


288 


522 


1038 


1551 


1283 


110 


6084 






Total 




372 


656 


600 


284 


428 


873 


1825 


3348 


3062 


161 


11609 




1962-63 


Rail 


700 


68* 


84 


50 


18 


30 


461 


547 


2265 


1173 


11 


4707 






Mixed 


700 


21 


50 


31 


16 


43 


122 


150 


200 


68 


1 


702 






Truck 


600 


234* 


329 


216 


133 


244 


946 


1716 


1857 


1262 


39 


6976 






Total 




323* 


463 


297 


167 


317 


1529 


2413 


4322 


2503 


51 


12385 





* Includes September shipments 



Sweet Corn: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


| Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


| May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Per, 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


4.0 


9.7 


4.2 


3.3 


2. 1 


5. 9 


21.5 


28.1 


20.8 


. 4 


100. 


1959-60 


5.1 


4.8 


1.1 


1.4 


. 9 


3.0 


11.3 


40.1 


30.5 


1.8 


100.0 


1960-61 


1.1 


3.8 


3.0 


2.6 


2.2 


6.3 


12.3 


38.4 


28.5 


1.8 


100. 


1961-62 


3.2 


5.7 


5. 2 


2.4 


3.7 


7.5 


15.7 


28. 8 


26.4 


1.4 


100.0 


1962-63 


2.6 


3.7 


2.4 


1.3 


2.6 


12,4 


19.5 


34. 9 


20.2 


.4 


100.0 



Sweet Corn: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 


1.75 


1. 35 


1.80 


2.45 


2. 60 


2.50 


2.20 


1.95 


1. 75 


1. 45 


1.96 


1959-60 


1.95 


1.70 


2.40 


2. 80 


3.35 


3.20 


2. 85 


1.80 


1.20 


2.00 


1. 86 


1960-61 


2. 85 


2.50 


2.35 


2.55 


2.60 


2. 85 


3.05 


2.20 


2. 10 


2.45 


2.38 


1961-62 


1.90 


1. 60 


1. 70 


3. 35 


2.95 


2.90 


2.35 


1.95 


1.55 


1. 35 


2.03 


1962-63 


1. 95 


2. 15 


2. 55 


3.35 


3. 00 


2.45 


2.40 


1. 60 


1. 90 


2.50 


2. 03 



37 



Sweet Corn: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received pe 


r Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Pompano 


S anf o rd - v ie do - Z e Uwoo d 


Rail 


l rucK 


TVvf ol 

1 013.1 


I enow 


wnite 


Yellow 


Yellow White 




Cars 


Car lots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars Dollars 


1962-63 
















Sept 29 




q 
o 


A 

% 


$ 


^ 


$ 


$ $ 


Oct. 6 


fi 
u 


1 Q 












13 


6 


35 


41 












20 


18 


57 












27 




79 


75 

QK 












Nov. 3 


18 


75 


93 


2. 00-2. 25 


2.50-3.00 






10 


5 


73 


78 


2.25-2.50 


3.00 






17 


8 


87 


95 


2. 50-3. 25 


2.50-3. 75 






24 


28 


65 


93 


2. 00-3. 00 


2.50-3. 00 






Dec. 1 


47 


100 


147 


1. 75-2. 00 


2.00-2.50 




2.00-2.10 


8 


18 


92 


110 


1. 50-2. 25 


2.50 






15 


18 


50 


68 


2.25-4. 00 


2.50-4.00 






22 


6 


23 


29 


3. 50-4. 00 


3.00 


3.00 




29 


1 


23 


24 


3.50-4.25 


3.00-3. 75 






Jan. 5 


9 


25 


34 


3. 50-4. 75 


2.50-3.00 






12 


17 


24 


41 


3. 50-4. 75 


3. 00-3. 50 






19 


8 


23 


31 


4. 50-4. 75 


3. 00-3.50 






26 


4 


42 


46 


4. 00-4. 50 




4. 00-4. 50 




Feb. 2 


5 


42 


47 


3. 00-4. 00 




3. 50-4. 00 




9 


9 


54 


63 


3. 50-3. 75 





3.50 




16 


23 


55 


78 


3. 00-3. 50 




3.50-3.75 




23 


37 


75 


112 


3.50 





3. 50 




Mar. 2 


194 


81 


275 


3. 00-3. 50 


3.50-4.00 


3. 50-4. 00 




9 


198 


119 


317 


3. 00-3. 50 


3.00 


3.50-4. 00 




16 


111 


149 


260 


3. 00 


3. 00 


3.00-3. 50 




23 


123 


272 


395 


2. 00-2.50 


3.00 


2. 50-3. 00 


2.25-2.50 


30 


72 


341 


413 


2. 00-2. 50 


3. 00-3.50 


2.25-2. 75 


2.00-2.50 


Apr. 6 


135 


346 


479 


2.25-2. 75 


3. 00-3.50 


2.25-2.75 


2.25-2.75 


13 


386 


365 


751 


2. 35-2. 60 


2. 50-3. 00 


2. 60-3. 00 


2.50-2.85 


20 


584 


317 


901 


2. 35-2. 60 


3.00 


2. 60 


2.50-2.60 


27 


563 


464 


1033 


2. 35-2. 60 


3.00 


2.60 


2.50-2.60 


May 4 


502 


507 


1009 


1. 85-2. 25 


2. 35-2. 50 


2.60 


2.10-2.25 


11 


417 


519 


936 


1.65 


2. 00-2. 50 






18 


354 


357 


711 


1. 50-1. 85 


2.00-2.50 




1,50 


25 


296 


403 


699 


1.50 


1. 50-2. 00 




1.25-1.75 


June 1 


285 


386 


671 


1.25-1. 75 


2.00-2.50 




1.50-2.00 


8 


156 


355 


511 


1. 85-2. 00 


1.75-2.00 




2.00-2.50 


15 


12 


325 


337 








1.75-2.25 


22 




282 


282 










29 




228 


228 










July 6 




43 


43 










13 




3 


3 










Total 


4707 


6976 


11683 











38 



Sweet Corn: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through July 1963 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 
j 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 
i — 


Alhanv 


26 


32 


1 


39 


27 


71 


Nashville 


27 


32 


10 


68 


37 


100 


A Hanta 


Q 
□ 


498 


2 


244 


10 


749 


New Orlpflnfl 


11 


156 


20 


95 


31 


251 


"Do 1 f i nn r* t*p 
xj&t v i muip 




155 


2 


190 


186 


345 


New York City 


87Q 

Off/ 


7^7 


11 


501 


890 


1238 


JD1X 111 UigUCLlIl 


1 

X 


152 




155 


\ 




P h i 1 ari p 1 r>h i a 


^7 


40Q 


« 

u 


311 


363 


720 


TRnQ ton 
UUD tun 


97fi 






X *7 V 


977 


286 


P i 1 1 s hu t* f?h 


1 1 R 

X X O 


1 48 
xto 




1 c >9 


120 


300 


i_> U.1 1 CJ 1 L.' 


79 




2 


97 


74 


fi9 


Portland O 


Q 
O 




98 


X XV 


31 


114 


tf"! Vi i n zi or% 


oox 


300 


87 


312 


418 


612 


pToviiipnpp TIT 


31 


15 




23 


31 


38 


tf™ 1 i nn i nn fl ti 


984. 


21 


11 


132 


295 


153 


St TiOiiis 


113 


130 


43 


99 


156 


229 


\s V CiauU 


1 Qfi 


35 


14 


160 


210 


195 


Salt Lake City 




18 


17 


82 


17 


100 


PAlllTYlhl'fl 
^Ul LUlKJla 




304 




115 




419 


San Antonio 


1 


42 


17 


191 


18 


233 






160 


2 


217 


2 


377 


San Francisco 


4 


126 


5 


552 


9 


678 


Denver 




51 


3 


186 


3 


237 


Seattle, Wash. 


30 


1 


45 


177 


75 


178 


DptToit 


295 


35 


9 


77 


304 


112 


Washington, D. C. 


62 


239 




88 


62 


327 


Ft Worth 




28 


1 


36 


1 


64 


Wichita, Kan. 




6 


8 


47 


8 


53 


Houston 


1 


69 


11 


73 


12 


142 


Total 


3648 


4919 


439 


6401 


4087 


11320 


Indianapolis 


94 


52 


4 


27 


98 


79 


Montreal 


118 


25 


2 


41 


120 


66 


Kansas City 


9 


80 


25 


98 


34 


178 


Ottawa 


13 


5 




14 


13 


19 


Los Angeles 




383 


32 


1485 


32 


1868 


Toronto 


149 


2 


27 


29 


176 


31 


Louisville 


136 


44 


2 


34 


138 


78 


Vancouver 


2 


1 


10 


67 


12 


68 


Memphis 


21 


85 




44 


21 


129 


Winnipeg 


2__ 


3__ 




1 _ 


2 


4 


Miami 




160 




11 




171 


Total 


~284 


36 


~39~ 


152 


325 


188 


Milwaukee 


31 


30 


13 


25 


44 


55 
















Minneapolis 


50 


51 


2 


28 


52 


79 


TOTAL 


3932 


4955 


478 


6553 


4410 


11508 



39 



CUCUMBERS 
1962-63 



Florida cucumber production for fresh market during the 
1962-63 season totaled 3,465,000 bushels — 11 percent above 
the previous year and a record high. The value of the crop to- 
taled $9,943,000 — 1 percent less than last season but lOper- 
cent above the average for the last 5 years. The value of the 
winter and fall crops in 1962-63 was higher than in the 1961-62 
season, but value of the large spring crop decreased $1,249, 000 
from the previous season. 

The season average f. o. b. price of $3. 02 per bushel com- 
pares to the $3. 38 received during the 1961-62 season. Highest 
prices were received during December, January, and February. 
Only 22 percent of the crop was shipped in these three months of 
high prices. 

Acres harvested totaled 16, 100 slightly less than the pre- 
vious year and previous 5 year average. Average yield for the 
season was 217 bushels per acre — well above last season and 
3 percent above the old record yield of 221 bushels per acre set 
during the 1950-51 season. Planting for fall harvest began in 
early August. Light harvest got underway in mid-September in 
the Wauchula area. Heavy rains in all areas late in September 
caused some loss of acreage, although mostly on freshly planted 



fields. Increasing volume became available during October as 
more acreage in the Central and North Florida areas reached 
maturity. Peak production of the fall crop was reached early in 
December and continued strong until the freeze on the 13th sharp- 
ly curtailed movement. All areas suffered extensive damage and 
acreage loss. 

Volume during January was very light reflecting the off- 
set of the December freeze. Weather during January and Febru- 
ary was cool and damp — limiting growth and development of 
winter acreage which is normally harvested from January 1 to 
March 15. Shipments during these months were comprised most- 
ly of imports. Shipments of winter cucumbers throughout Feb- 
ruary continued light with increased movement early inMarch. 

The spring crop, although receiving some scattered frost 
late in March, experienced ideal growing conditions during the 
season. Most of the acreage had been planted by mid-March. 
Good movement started about the middle of March and continued 
to increase throughout the March 15 - June 15 spring season. 
Peak volume for this year was reached early in May and continued 
strong the remainder of the month. Twenty-six carlot equiva- 
lents were shipped in early June, winding up the 1962-63 season. 



Cucumbers: Acx-es Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



20,000 



19,000 



18,000 



17,000 



16,000 



15,000 



14,000 















\ ^ Pre 


/ 

iduction — f / 
t 1 


\\ 


J 
/ 


/ 

[v- 






I—Ac 


\\ 

res \ 


1 

1 
1 
1 






1 


f 


\ 

1 


_L 


1 


1 



Production 
l.OOOBu . 

— ,3,800 



3,600 



1952-53 



3,400 



3,200 



3,000 



2,800 



2,600 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



40 



Cucumbers: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years, 1952 - 53 through 1962 -63 1/ 


Yg&i* 


Acreage 


Yield 
Der 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1, 000 


1 AAA 
1, 000 


Dollars 


i onn 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


5,800 


5,000 


179 


896 


896 


$ 2. 74 


$ 2,451 


1953 


5,200 


4,400 


210 


925 


860 


2. 50 




1954 


5,100 


5,000 


235 


1,177 


1,077 


2. 50 


2,688 


1955 


5,500 


5,300 


250 


1,325 


1,248 


2. 50 


3,115 


1956 


6,000 


5,200 


240 


1,250 


1,192 


3. 12 


3,720 


1957 


6,800 


5,800 


198 


1,148 


1,002 


2. 70 


2,709 


1958 


5,500 


5,300 


229 


1,213 


1,077 


2. 81 


3,024 


1959 


6,700 


5,900 


177 


1,044 


890 


4. 16 


3,704 


1960 


6,200 


5,600 


231 


1,292 


1,185 


2. 55 


3,018 


1961 


6,700 


6,200 


250 


1,550 


1,398 


2. 13 


2,981 


1962 


6,400 


5, 100 


223 


1, 138 


1,071 


3. 54 


3,788 


WINTER: 
















1953 


2,900 


2,300 


120 


277 


277 


4. 35 


1,204 


iyo4 


2,300 


2,200 


146 


321 


321 


5. 80 


1, boo 


1955 


3,300 


2,500 


135 


337 


337 


4. 36 


1,470 


1956 


3,000 


1,500 


128 


192 


192 


4.01 


770 


1957 


3,300 


2, 600 


177 


460 


460 


3. 90 


1,792 


1958 


2,700 





___ 








___ 


___ 


1959 


1,900 


900 


104 


94 


94 


7. 19 


676 


1960 


2,700 


1,200 


77 


92 


92 


5.48 


504 


1961 


1,900 


1,500 


167 


250 


250 


4. 89 


1,222 


1962 


2,200 


1,400 


125 


175 


175 


4. 37 


764 


1963 


2,900 


2,200 


135 


296 


296 


3. 85 


1,140 


SPRING: 
















1953 


10,200 


9,300 


200 


1,860 


1, 860 


3.24 


6,028 




11,100 


10,300 


196 


2, 016 


1 , 618 


2. 35 


3, 807 


1955 


8, 800 


7,000 


235 


1,642 


1,544 


3. 17 


4,898 


1956 


8,900 


8,200 


200 


1,640 


1,640 


3. 48 


5,715 


1957 


U.300 


10,200 


171 


1,746 


1,704 


3.43 


.5, 848 


1958 


12,700 


11,700 


177 


2,069 


1, 635 


3. 02 


4,930 


1959 


9,000 


8,300 


177 


1,469 


1,335 


4. 11 


5,483 


1960 


9,300 


8,600 


165 


1,423 


1,271 


4. 00 


5,090 


1961 


8,700 


8,200 


217 


1,783 


1,783 


2. 81 


5,006 


1962 


8,900 


8,000 


173 


1,385 


1,385 


4. 52 


6,264 


1963 


9,200 


8,800 


231 


2,031 


1,929 


2. 60 


5,015 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


21,600 


18,500 


171 


3, 166 


3,166 


3.14 


9,929 


J.yDo-04 


18, 600 


16,900 


193 


3, 262 


2, 799 


2. 79 


7, 818 


1954-55 


17,200 


14,500 


218 


3, 156 


2,958 


2. 06 


9,056 


1955-56 


17,400 


15,000 


210 


3,157 


3,080 


3. 12 


9,600 


1956-57 


20, 600 


18, 000 


192 


3,456 


3,356 


3. 38 


11,360 


1957-58 


22,200 


17, 500 


184 


3,217 


2, 637 


2. 90 


7,639 


1958-59 


16,400 


14,500 


191 


2,776 


2,506 


3. 66 


9,183 


1QCQ £A 


18,700 


15,700 


163 


2, 559 


2, 253 


4. 13 


9,298 


1960-61 


16,800 


15,300 


217 


3,325 


3,218 


2. 87 


9,246 


1961-62 


17,800 


15,600 


199 


3, 110 


2,958 


3. 38 


10,009 


1962-63 


18,500 


16,100 


215 


3,465 


3,296 


3. 02 


9, 943 



1/ Excludes cucumbers for pickles. 



41 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 




1 


per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Acre 








Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






FALL 








NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


75 


75 


100 


7,500 


7, 500 


Marion 


50 


40 


180 


7, 200 


6, 000 


Union 


75 


60 


120 


7,200 


7,200 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


68 


3,_400 


3^100 


Area Total 


250 


225 


112 


25, 300 


23, 800 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


lav 


50 


120 


6,000 


6,000 


Seminole and Orange 


200 


150 


240 


36,000 


33, 000 


Sumter 


350 


300 


260 


78,_000 


72^000 


Area Total 


670 


500 


240 


120, 000 


111, 000 


WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH 












De Soto 


150 


150 


140 


21, 000 


21, 000 


Hardee 


820 


750 


270 


n s\ n c a f\ 

202, 500 


1 Of? C A A 

187, 500 


Hillsborough 


70 


70 


170 


11, 900 


1 1 AAA 


Manatee 


120 


120 


150 


18, 000 


18, 000 


Other Counties 


70 


60 


1 ( u 






Area Total 


1,230 


1,150 


Ton 


O C O C A A 

Zoo, bUll 


OA D AAA. 


FT. MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


1,065 


750 


250 


1 Q 17 C A A 

187 , 500 


ICC AAA 

lDO , UUU 


Hendry- 


500 


380 


310 


1 i n o a a 

117, 800 


T T A AAA 

114, 000 


Lee and Charlotte 


1 050 


730 


207 


151 ,_300 


1*1; AAA 

140,_UUU 


Area Total 


2,615 


1,860 


245 


ir ^ A A 

456, 600 


A n A AAA 

424, 000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


235 


150 


150 


22,500 


22,500 


Martin 


235 


170 


140 


23,800 


23,800 


Palm Beach 


1,055 


955 


228 


217,900 


209,000 


Other Counties 


110 


90 


92 


8J300 


8 L 300 


Area Total 


1,635 


1,365 


200 


272,500 


263, 600 


STATE TOTAL 


6,400 


5,100 


223 


1,138,000 


1,071,000 


WINTER 


FT. MYERS -IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


550 


400 


140 


56,000 


56,000 


Hendry 


225 


200 


135 


27,000 


27,000 


Lee 


300 


280 


120 


33,_600 


33,_600 


Area Total 


1,075 


880 


132 


116, 600 


116, 600 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


750 


480 


140 


67,200 


67,200 


Martin 


350 


250 


140 


35,000 


35,000 


Palm Beach 


625 


550 


130 


71,500 


71,500 


Other Counties 


100 


40 


142 


5J00 


5 L 700 


Area Total 


1, 825 


1,320 


136 


179,400 


179,400 


STATE TOTAL 


2^900 


2^200 


135 


296,000 


296,000 


SPRING 


WEST FLORIDA 


50 


50 


130 


6,500 


6,500 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


1,050 


1,000 


130 


130,000 


120,000 


Bradford 


70 


70 


150 


10,500 


9,800 


Gilchrist 


50 


50 


120 


6,000 


6,000 


Levy 


70 


70 


140 


9,800 


9,800 


Marion 


100 


100 


240 


24,000 


18,000 


Union 


50 


50 


180 


9,000 


9,000 


Other Counties 


300 


300 


103 


30^800 


29 L 200 


Area Total 


1,690 


1, 640 


134 


220, 100 


201,800 



continued 

42 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-53 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 






Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 




Planted 


I Harvested 






Acres 


Acres 
SPRING 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Lake 

Seminole & Orange 
Sumter 

Other Counties 




35 
200 
480 

45 


35 
200 
480 

45 


320 
338 
330 
280 


11, 200 

r*n n r\t\ 

67, 700 
158, 400 
12, 600 


11, 200 
67, 700 

1 A A /\ A A 

144, 000 
10_, 800 


Area Total 


— 


760 


760 


329 


249, 900 


£66, (00 


WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH 














DeSoto 




200 


200 


330 


66, 000 


f? O A A A 

66, 000 


Hardee 




1, 350 


1, 290 


310 


400, 000 


O r> A OAA 

374, 200 


Hillsborough 




150 


150 


270 


40, 500 


40, 500 


Other Counties 




300 


300 


283 


OA OA A 

04, oOO 


c/i qaa 
04j BOO 


Area Total 




2, 000 


1, 940 


305 


cm OA A 

591, oOO 


n c z c a a 
ODO , 000 


FT. MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier 




800 


620 


210 


1 OA OAA 

loO, ZOO 


1 O A AAA 

124, 000 


Hendry 




850 


850 


220 


1 on AAA 

187, 000 


1 O 1 AAA 

lo7, 000 


Lee & Charlotte 




lj_250 


1, 250 


221 


27bj 500 


O C O C A A 

253^ 500 


Area Total 




2, 900 


2, 720 


218 


C A o n A A 

593, 700 


CCA Cftrt 

oo4, oOO 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 




450 


450 


300 


135,000 


130,500 


Palm Beach 




850 


740 


175 


129,500 


129,500 


TVT Qytin 
IVlcti llii 








1 

±VQ 


78 nnn 
10, uuu 


7A AAA 


Other Counties 




100 


100 


270 


27,000 


27, 000 


Area Total 




1,800 


1,690 


219 


369,500 


357,000 


STATE TOTAL 




9,200 


8,800 


231 


2,031,000 


1,929,000 


ALL SEASONS 


WEST FLORIDA 




50 


50 


130 


6,500 


6,500 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 




1,125 


1,075 


128 


137,500 


127,500 


Bradford 




70 


70 


150 


10,500 


9,800 


Gilchrist 




50 


50 


120 


6,000 


6,000 


Levy 




70 


70 


140 


9,800 


9,800 


Marion 




150 


140 


223 


31,200 


24,000 


Union 




125 


110 


147 


16,200 


16,200 


Other Counties 




350 


350 


98 


34,200 


32, 300 


Area Total 




1,940 


1,865 


132 


245,400 


225,600 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake 




155 


85 


202 


17,200 


17,200 


Seminole & Orange 




400 


350 


296 


103,700 


100,700 


Sumter 




830 


780 


303 


236,400 


216,000 


Other Counties 




45 


45 


280 


12, 600 


10, 800 


Area Total 




1,430 


1,260 


294 


369,900 


344, 700 


WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH 














De Soto 




350 


350 


249 


87,000 


87,000 


Hardee 




2,170 


2,040 


295 


602,500 


561, 700 


Hillsborough 




220 


220 


238 


52,400 


52,400 


Manatee 




120 


120 


150 


18,000 


18,000 


Other Counties 




370 


360 


264 


95, 000 


95,000 


Area Total 




3,230 


3,090 


277 


854,900 


814,100 


FT. MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier 




2,415 


1,770 


211 


373,700 


345,000 


Hendry 




1,575 


1,430 


232 


331,800 


328,000 


Lee & Charlotte 




2^600 


2,_260 


204 


46L,400 


432, 100 


Area Total 




6,590 


5,460 
43 


214 


1,166,900 


1,105,100 
continued 



Cucumbers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Vif>lH 

X 1C1U 

per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 




Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






ALL SEASONS 






















Dade 


1,435 




1,080 


208 


224,700 


220,200 


Martin 


985 




820 


167 


136,800 


128,800 


Palm Beach 


2,530 




2,245 


187 


418,900 


410,000 


Other Counties 


310 




230 


178 


41,000 


41,000 


Area Total 


5,260 




4,375 


188 


821,400 


800,000 


STATE TOTAL 


18,500 




16,100 


215 


3,465,000 


3,296,000 



Cucumbers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


19D 1 -Do 


lyoo oy 


1959- 130 






1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Calhoun 


125 


75 










Gadsden 


210 


50 




1UU 






Other Counties 


75 


40 


oc 
23 


ID 


ZD 


DU 


Area Total 


410 


loo 


Of; 
ZD 


lie; 
11D 


ZD 


DU 
















Alachua 


1,100 


900 


1, 175 


675 


960 


1,075 


Bradford 


150 


75 


100 


50 


40 


70 


Gilchrist 


140 


100 


125 


75 


80 


50 


Levy 


35 


25 


50 


50 


25 


70 


Marion 


175 


150 


225 


200 


165 


140 


Union 


125 


100 


125 


105 


175 


110 


Other Counties 


385 


125 




180 


115 


350 


Area Total 


2,110 


1,475 


1,800 


1,335 


1, 560 


1,865 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake 


75 


75 


100 


55 




85 


Seminole & Orange 


100 


110 


150 


135 


210 


350 


Sumter 


550 


700 


1,025 


490 


850 


780 


Other Counties 










130 


45 


Area Total 


725 


885 


1,275 


680 


1,190 


1,260 


WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH - 














MANATEE 














De Soto 












350 


Hardee 


3,200 


2,400 


2,150 


2,560 


2,550 


2,040 


Hillsborough 


300 


350 


175 


125 


150 


220 


Manatee 


150 


25 


140 


125 


50 


120 


Polk & Highlands 


175 


150 


735 


340 






Other Counties 


25 








335 


360 


Area Total 


3,850 


2,925 


3,200 


3,150 


3,085 


3,090 


FT. MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier 


1,350 


1,000 


1,245 


1,375 


2,060 


1,770 


Hendry 


1,000 


1,050 


1,410 


1,225 


1,210 


1,430 


Lee & Charlotte 


2,650 


2,175 


2,240 


2,535 


2,000 


2,260 


Other Counties 










130 




Area Total 


5,000 


4,225 


4, 895 


5, 135 


5,400 


5,460 



continued 

44 



Cucumbers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-faO 


1 A C A £ 1 






Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


125 












Dade 


1,250 


1, 000 


1, 105 


1, 125 


1 A OA 

1, 4^0 




Martin a/ 875 


w 


V 


a/ 100 




820 


Palm Beach 


2,725 


b/ 3,300 


hj 2,980 


3,390 


2,310 


2,245 


Other Counties _ 




50 






610 


230 


Area Total 


4,975 


4,350 


4,085 


4,615 


4,340 


4,375 


Other Counties 


430 


475 


420 


270 






STATE TOTAL 


17,500 


14,500 


15,700 


15,300 


15,600 


16, 100 



a/ St. Lucie included in Martin. 



b/ Martin included in Palm Beach. 



Cucumbers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 










1962-63 Season 










Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


6 












2 


166 


6 


180 


167 


Bradford 
















5 




5 


12 


Broward 


43 


277 


188 


278 


324 


464 


416 


100 


2 


2092 


2282 


Collier 




49 


52 




1 


122 


147 


17 




388 


312 


Dade 


5 


17 


9 


9 


11 


71 


43 


6 


1 


172 


155 


De Soto 














1 


6 




7 


24 


Duval 




1 


1 


1 


1 


2 


1 


2 


1 


10 


10 


Gilchrist 
















5 




5 


8 


Hendry 










2 


16 


1 






19 




Hendry 










2 


16 


1 






19 




Highlands 












1 








1 


3 


Hillsborough 


28 


32 


10 


3 


3 


6 


35 


123 


4 


244 


243 


Lake 






1 








1 


4 




6 


13 


Lee 


3 


106 


81 


2 


3 


74 


196 


77 




542 


579 


Manatee 
















1 




1 


2 


Marion 


9 


2 










2 


21 




34 


57 


Martin 






2 








8 


4 




14 


24 


Orange 


1 


8 


2 




1 


1 


3 


8 




24 


14 


Palm Beach 


23 


97 


67 


62 


66 


120 


153 


92 


2 


682 


786 


Polk 


3 


2 


2 




1 


2 


2 


1 




13 


5 


St. Lucie 




1 


1 




1 




1 


1 




5 


6 


Seminole 


14 


34 


6 


3 


4 


8 


18 


72 


1 


160 


109 


Sumter 


38 


27 


4 








16 


147 


2 


234 


188 


Union 


3 


1 












14 


* 2 


20 


23 


Unknown 


6 


25 


12 


7 


5 


14 


24 


39 


2 


134 


106 


TOTAL 


306 


837 


476 


365 


424 


902 


1198 


1273 


26 


5807 


5759 



* Includes one shipment in July. 

45 



Cucumbers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 1/ 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


j 

j Nov. 


I Dec. 


Jan. 


i r eu. 


Mar. 


| Apr. 


j May 


JlilL 


Tnl 
ILL. 


Season 
Total 






Bu. 
























1958-59 


Rail 


585 


15 


164 


93 


28 


8 


45 


173 


108 


l 





635 




Mixed 


585 


1 


42 


51 


37 


15 


26 


40 


22 


— 





234 




Truck 


_620 


180 


_696__ 


_488 


398_ 


_235 


_569_ 


661 


564 


26 




3^817 




Total 




196 


902 


632 


463 


258 


640 


874 


694 


27 





4, 686 


1959-60 


Rail 


605 


41 


80 


13 


59 


36 


26 


39 


371 


3 





668 




Mixed 


605 


Q 


19 


22 


50 


37 


32 


30 


55 


7 





255 




Truck 


620 * 390 


602 


245 


487 


462 


298 


518 


993 


51 


1 


^047 




Total 




434 


701 


280 


596 


535 


356 


587 


1419 


61 


1 


4,970 


1960-61 


Rail 


630 




240 


160 


19 


22 


54 


244 


223 


— 





962 




Mixed 


630 




45 


69 


25 


31 


33 


53 


51 


— 





307 




Truck 


620 


91 


764 


467 


401__ 


368 


595 


993 


875 


51 


— 


4,605 




Total 




91 


1049 


696 


445 


421 


682 


1290 


1149 


51 


— 


5, 874 


1961-62 


Rail 


620 


96 


125 


107 


40 


66 


76 


17 


142 


10 





679 




Mixed 


620 


9 


47 


115 


45 


44 


44 


23 


30 


3 





360 




Truck 


620 * 


345 


693 


667 


465 


421 


621 


526 


883 


99 





4^720 




Total 




450 


865 


889 


550 


531 


741 


566 


1055 


112 


— 


5, 759 


1962-63 


Rail 


635 


40 


101 


51 


3 




75 


122 


330 






722 




Mixed 


635 


3 


34 


26 


18 


25 


48 


38 


33 






225 




Truck 


620 


263 


702 


399 


344 


399 


779 


1038 


910 


25 


1 


4^860 




Total 




306 


837 


476 


365 


424 


902 


1198 


1273 


25 


1 


5, 807 



* Includes September shipments. 

1/ Mixed rail and truck carlot equivalents include imports. 



Cucumbers: Imports in Carlot Equivalents Through Florida Ports 



Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


Total 


1958-59 


98 


396 


304 


114 




912 


1959-60 


104 


626 


617 


340 


107 


1, 794 


1960-61 


43 


301 


364 


310 


1 


1, 019 


1961-62 


44 


475 


519 


240 


5 


1,283 


1962-63 


68 


309 


523 


168 




1, 068 



Cucumbers: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


4.2 


19.2 


13.5 


9. 9 


5.5 


13. 7 


18.7 


14. 8 


.5 


100. 


1959-60 


8. 7 


14. 1 


5.6 


12. 


10. 8 


7.2 


11.8 


28. 6 


1.2 


100. 


1960-61 


1.5 


17. 8 


11. 8 


7. 6 


7.2 


11. 6 


22.0 


19. 6 


.9 


100. 


1961-62 


7. 8 


15. 


15.5 


9. 6 


9.2 


12. 9 


9.8 


18. 3 


1. 9 


100. 


1962-63 


5.3 


14.4 


8.2 


6. 3 


7.3 


15. 5 


20. 6 


22. 


.4 


100. 



Cucumbers: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 


3.20 


2. 35 


3.55 


5. 70 


7. 20 


4. 25 


3. 65 


5. 10 


2.85 


3. 66 


1959-60 


3. 10 


3. 70 


8. 10 


4. 65 


4. 90 


7. 00 


6. 30 


3. 30 


2. 25 


4. 13 


1960-61 


4. 60 


2. 35 


2. 50 


4. 80 


5. 70 


4.70 


2. 90 


2. 35 


3. 65 


2. 87 


1961-62 


1. 70 


2. 15 


2. 30 


4. 00 


4. 10 


4. 70 


5. 40 


4. 15 


3. 10 


3. 38 


1962-63 


2.45 


3. 05 


5. 10 


6. 25 


4. 50 


2. 90 


3. 10 


1. 95 


3. 60 


3.02 



46 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Ending 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Pompano I Ft. Mvers-lmmokalee-Wauchula 










Dols. Per Dols. Per Dols. Per Dols. Per 




Cars 


Ca riots 


Carlots 


bushel carton bushel carton 


1962-63 










Oct. 6 




6 


6 


$ $ $ $ 


13 


5 


33 


38 




20 


12 


59 


71 




27 


16 


103 


119 





Nov. 3 
10 
17 
24 



14 
11 

7 
43 



126 
137 
166 
187 



140 
148 
173 
230 



4. 00-4.50 
2. 50-4. 00 



1. 50-1. 60 
1. 00-1. 50 



. 3.00 

3. 50-4.00 
3. 75-4. 00 
2. 50-3. 75 



1. 10-1. 25 

1.40-1. 60 
.90-1.00 



Dec. 1 

8 
15 
22 
29 



44 
24 
11 
5 



190 
161 
115 
50 
20 



234 
185 
126 
55 
20 



2.50-3.00 
2.25-4.00 
5. 00-12.00 
7.00-10. 00 
8.00-10.00 



. 90-1. 10 
. 80-1. 40 
1. 75-4. 10 
3. 00-3. 40 
3.25-3. 50 



2. 25-2. 75 
2. 00-2. 50 



. 90-1. 10 
. 75-1. 00 



Jan. 5 
12 
19 
26 



51 
62 
89 
92 



53 
62 
89 
93 



9.00-10.00 

10.00 

10.00 

5.00-7.00 



3.25-3. 50 

3.50 

3.50 

1. 75-2. 75 



Feb. 2 
9 
16 
23 



102 
97 
92 

100 



102 
97 
92 

100 



5.00 
5.50 



- 1.75 
■- 1.85 



2 


5 


115 


120 












9 


8 


163 


171 


5.50 


1.90 








16 


13 


182 


195 


4.50 




4. 50-5. 


50 


1. 75-1. 80 


23 


41 


197 


238 


5.00-6.00 


1. 75-2. 10 


4. 00-5. 


50 


1.35-1. 75 


30 


8 


161 


169 


4.50-6.50 


1. 60-2. 25 


4. 00-6. 


50 


1. 50-2. 25 


6 


18 


227 


245 


5. 00-7. 50 


1. 90-2. 40 


4. 50-6. 


50 


1. 60-2. 25 


13 


10 


206 


216 


4. 75-6.00 


1. 75-2. 10 


4.50-6. 


00 


1.50-2. 10 


20 


10 


214 


224 


5. 00-6.50 


1. 75-2. 10 


4.50-6. 


00 


1.60-2. 10 


27 


65 


265 


330 


3.50-5.00 


1. 25-1. 75 


3. 25-4. 


00 


1. 15-1. 35 


4 


131 


304 


435 


2. 50-3. 50 


. 90-1. 25 


2. 50-3. 


50 


. 85-1. 30 


11 


117 


315 


432 






2. 25-3. 


00 


. 70-1. 00 


18 


90 


269 


359 






2.25-2. 


50 


. 70- . 85 


25 


10 


141 


151 













June 1 
8 
15 
22 
29 



43 
15 
4 



44 
15 
4 



July 6 _ 1Z l 1 

Total 722 4860 5582 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 





Carlots Received from-- 




Carlots Received from — 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 




Rail |T ruck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 




Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 



Albany 
Atlanta 
Baltimore 
Birmingham 



8 42 3 32 11 74 Nashville 

72 — 29 — 101 New Orleans 

10 89 1 71 11 160 New York City 

32 — 15 -- 47 Philadelphia 



130 
20 



9 
33 
777 
306 



46 
17 



3 
46 
539 
211 



12 
79 

176 1316 
37 517 
continued 



Cucumbers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other Slates 
October 1962 through June 1963 (continued) 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Tot 


al 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail ! Truck 


Rail | 


Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Boston 


69 


271 


9 280 


78 


551 


Pittsburgh 


17 


191 


2 


162 


19 


353 


Buffalo 


17 


107 


5 31 


22 


138 


Portland, O. 


4 


— 


3 


55 


7 


55 


Chicago 


66 


410 


33 266 


99 


676 


Providence, RI 


4 


62 


— 


20 


4 


82 


Cincinnati 


29 


49 


5 56 


34 


105 


St. Louis 


4 


52 


4 


46 


8 


98 


Cleveland 


33 


109 


3 205 


36 


314 


Salt Lake City 


2 


3 


— 


44 


2 


47 


Columbia 


1 


87 


46 


1 


133 


San Antonio 




29 


1 


149 


1 


178 


Dallas 


— 


30 


81 


— 


111 


San Francisco 




42 


1 


216 


1 


258 


Denver 


— 


45 


95 


— 


140 


Seattle, Wash. 


3 


2 


17 


76 


20 


78 


Detroit 


119 


74 


59 120 


178 


194 


Washington, D. C. 2 


94 


— 


52 


2 


146 


Ft. Worth 


— 


6 


21 


— 


27 


Wichita, Kan. 




2 


— 


15 


— 


17 


Houston 


— 


13 


22 


— 


35 


Total 


555 


3393 


215 


3807 


770 


7200 


Indianapolis 


— 


41 


16 


— 


57 


Montreal 


8 


108 


10 


185 


18 


293 


Kansas City 


1 


51 


1 27 


2 


78 


Ottawa 




4 


— 


25 


— 


29 


Los Angeles 




50 


4 668 


4 


718 


Toronto 


68 


25 


1 


213 


69 


238 


Louisville 


2 


28 


1 10 


3 


38 


Vancouver 


1 




1 


42 


2 


42 


Memphis 




14 


12 




26 


Winnipeg 




14 




24 




38 


Miami 




56 


8 




64 


Total 


77 


151 


12 


489 


89 


640 


Milwaukee 


8 


34 


28 


8 


62 
















Minneapolis 


6 


81 


34 


6 


115 


TOTAL 


632 


3544 


227 


4296 


859 


7840 



4s 



EGGPLANT 
1962-63 



Production of eggplant during 1962-63 at 1,064,000 
bushels was 12 percent less than the previous season's re- 
cord crop, but was 17 percent above the 1957-61 average. 
Value of production fell short of that of the previous season 
by about 9 percent. The $1,937,000 value of production com- 
pares with the previous season's record $2, 136, 000 and the 
average of $1, 839, 000. 

The decline in volume produced did not increase the 
per unit price, rather, it dropped 2 cents per bushel. The 
1962-63 average price per bushel of $1. 82 compared with the 
previous season's $1. 84 and the 1957-61 average of $2. 07. 
Prices averaged $1.72 per bushel in the fall, much better 
than the previous fall's $1.25 when 42,000 bushels were aban- 
doned. Winter and spring prices during the 1962-63 season 
were remarkably close, averaging $1.88 and $1.85 respec- 
tively. Normally, volume during February is the lowest of 
the active season. This was true in 1962-63 as only 7. 3 per- 
cent of the total volume moved during this month resulting 
in an average of $3. 45 per bushel for that month — a high for 
the season. 

The Pompano area produces most of Florida's total 
eggplant crop. During 1962-63, approximately 79 percent 
of the total volume came from this area, from about 68 per- 
cent of the State's harvested acreage. Plant City and North 
Florida account for most of the balance of production. 



Early harvest started from the relatively small acre- 
age in North Florida about October 1. Dry weather inmid- 
October effected yields. Supplies continued until late Novem- 
ber, being curtailed by frost November 11 - 12. Central Flor- 
ida points— Sanford, Plant City, and Webster shipped light 
supplies until cut off by the severe freezes of December 10 
-16. 

Harvest started at Pompano in early October increas- 
ing to volume supplies in late November. The December 
freeze caused considerable leaf burn, loss of bloom and set 
of fruit in this area. Supplies were temporarily reduced after 
the freeze, but heaviest impact of the damage was reflected 
in shipments during February. 

Imports through Florida ports during the winter per- 
iod were heavy, especially during February. An equivalent 
of 94 carlots came into Florida during that period. 

Plant loss from the freeze in south Florida was light, 
and production increased to heavy proportions in March. 
April opened with generous supplies available, continuing thru 
April, with moderate supplies diminishing as the season ad- 
vanced to completion in June. 

Harvest of late spring eggs in the Plant City and North 
Florida areas began in May and continued into July. 



Eggplant: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 




2,800 



2,600 



2,400 



2,200 — 



1952-53 



Production 
1,000 Bu . 

.1,300 



1,200 



1,100 



1,000 



900 



800 



700 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



49 



Eggplant: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


1,000 


900 


269 


242 


242 


$ 1.90 


$ 460 


1953 


650 


600 


283 


170 


170 


1. 99 


339 


1954 


950 


900 


290 


261 


252 


1. 69 


427 


1955 


1, 200 


1,200 


323 


388 


342 


.97 


333 


1956 


600 


600 


333 


200 


200 


2.44 


488 


1957 


1,100 


1,100 


303 


333 


300 


1. 88 


564 


1958 


1,200 


1,100 


286 


315 


315 


1.54 


484 


1959 


1,300 


1,100 


232 


255 


255 


2. 67 


680 


1960 


1,100 


900 


262 


236 


236 


2. 31 


546 


1961 


1,200 


1,100 


394 


433 


391 


1.25 


490 


1962 


900 


800 


379 


303 


303 


1. 72 


520 


WINTER: 
















1953 


900 


800 


386 


309 


309 


1.95 


602 


1954 


800 


800 


448 


358 


358 


1. 99 


714 


1955 


650 


650 


420 


273 


273 


2.24 


612 


1956 


700 


650 


411 


267 


267 


2. 14 


572 


1957 


900 


900 


454 


409 


409 


1.45 


594 


1958 


600 


400 


90 


36 


36 


5.00 


180 


1959 


800 


800 


349 


279 


279 


2.41 


672 


1960 


700 


600 


273 


164 


164 


3. 32 


545 


1961 


700 


700 


A O A 

4Z4 


Z97 


297 


Z. Dl 


774 


1962 


600 


600 


652 


391 


391 


2.28 


890 


1963 


850 


750 


469 


352 


352 


1. 88 


661 


SPRING: 
















1953 


1, 100 


1, 100 


336 


370 


370 


1. 35 


500 


1954 


1,000 


1,000 


391 


391 


391 


1. 25 


490 


1955 


1,000 


1,000 


409 


409 


370 


1.40 


518 


1956 


1, 100 


1, 100 


364 


400 


385 


1.58 


610 


1957 


1,200 


1, 200 


318 


382 


382 


1. 63 


624 


1958 


1,400 


1,400 


273 


382 


342 


2. 31 


791 


1959 


1, 100 


1, 000 


348 


348 


348 


2. 15 


748 


1960 


1, 600 


1,500 


303 


455 


455 


1.58 


720 


1961 


1, 100 


1, 100 


425 


467 


467 


1. 68 


785 


1962 


1, 000 


900 


424 


382 


382 


1. 98 


756 


1963 


1,000 


1,000 


409 


409 


409 


1. 85 


756 


ALL SEASONS: 
















1952-53 


3, 000 


2, 800 


329 


921 


921 


1.70 


1,562 


1953-54 


2,450 


2,400 


383 


919 


919 


1. 68 


1, 543 


1954-55 


2, 600 


2,550 


370 


943 


895 


1.74 


1,557 


1955-56 


3,000 


2,950 


358 


1,055 


994 


1.52 


1,515 


1956-57 


2,700 


2,700 


367 


991 


991 


1.72 


1, 706 


1957-58 


3, 100 


2,900 


259 


751 


678 


2.26 


1,535 


1958-59 


3, 100 


2,900 


325 


942 


942 


2.02 


1,904 


1959-60 


3, 600 


3,200 


273 


874 


Qn a 
/4 


Z. Zo 




1960-61 


2,900 


2,700 


370 


1,000 


1,000 


2. 10 


2, 105 


1961-62 


2, 800 


2,600 


464 


1,206 


1, 164 


1. 84 


2, 136 


1962-63 


2,750 


2,550 


417 


1,064 


1,064 


1. 82 


1,937 



50 



Eggplant: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 



FALL 



NORTH FLORIDA 
Marion 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
Lake, Sumter, 
and Seminole 
WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH 
MANATEE 

Hillsborough 
Other Counties 
Area Total 
SOUTH FLORIDA 
Broward 
Palm Beach 
Other Counties 
Area Total 

STATE TOTAL 



100 

_50_ 

150 



65 



75 
_50_ 
125 



50 
450 
__60_ 
560 



65 
J25_ 
90 



50 



65 
_50_ 
115 



50 
450 
._45_ 
545 



170 

170_ 

170 



330 



160 
151 



480 
480 
307 



466 



11,050 
_4,J50 
15,300 



16,500 



10,400 
_7,_p00_ 
17,400 



24,000 
216,000 
13,800 



253,800 



11,050 
_4,_250_ 
15,300 



16,500 



10,400 
17,400 



24,000 
216,000 
13,800 



253,800 



900 



800 



379 



303,000 



303,000 



SOUTH FLORIDA 

Broward 225 

Palm Beach 550 

Other Counties 75_ 

Area Total 850 



STATE TOTAL 850 



WINTER 



200 487 97,500 97,500 

500 487 243,500 243,500 

_50 220 11_,000_ lLi>0°_ 

750 469 352,000 352,000 



750 469 352,000 352,000 



SPRING 



NORTH FLORIDA 
Alachua 
Other Counties 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
Lake, Sumter 
and Seminole 
WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH 
MANATEE 

Hillsborough 
Other Counties 
Area Total 
SOUTH FLORIDA 
Broward 

Palm Beach (East) 
Other Counties 
Area Total 

STATE TOTAL 



100 

_2_5_ 
125 



70 



175 

_60_ 
235 



125 
400 
_45_ 
570 



100 

_25_ 
125 



70 



175 

_60_ 

235 



125 
400 
_45_ 
570 



300 

250_ 

290 



243 



340 

282_ 

325 



495 
495 
431 



490 



30,000 
_6,_250 
36,250 



17,000 



30,000 
6, 250 
36,250 



17,000 



59,500 59,500 

16, J) 50 16,_950_ 

76,450 76,450 



61,900 61,900 
198,000 198,000 
19,400 19,400 



279,300 



279,300 



1,000 



1,000 



405 



409,000 



409,000 



51 



Eggplant: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres Acres 
ALL SEASONS 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


100 


100 


300 


30,000 


30,000 


Marion 


100 


65 


170 


11,050 


11,050 


Other Counties 


75 


50 


210 


10,500 


10,_500_ 


Area Total 


275 


215 


240 


51,550 


51,550 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












All Counties 


135 


120 


279 


33,500 


33,500 


WAUCHULA - HILLSBOROUGH - 












MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


250 


240 


291 


69,900 


69,900 


Other Counties 


110 


110 


218 


23,950 


23,950 


Area Total 


360 


350 


268 


93,850 


93,850 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Broward 


400 


375 


A QA 


TOO A A A 

loo, 4UD 


1 QQ A A A 


JT<H 1 11 J3CCLL.il 


1,400 


1,350 




U«J i , O \J\J 


J J 1 , Ovv 


Other Counties 


180 


140 


316 


44,200 


44,200 


Area Total 


1,980 


1,865 


475 


885,100 


885,100 


STATE TOTAL 


2,750 


2,550 


417 


1,064,000 


1,064,000 



Eggplant: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


215 


165 


205 


110 


145 


100 


Marion 


180 


185 


150 


115 


160 


65 


Other Counties 


80 


50_ 


35 




90 


50 


Area Total 


475 


400 


390 


225 


395 


215 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Sumter 


35 


50 


160 


95 


30 




Seminole and Orange 


25 


25 


65 


25 






Other Counties 










135 


120 


Area Total 


60 


75 


225 


120 


165 


120 


HILLSBOROUGH-MANATEE- 














WAUCHULA 














Hardee 


100 


50 


85 


20 






Hillsborough 


425 


350 


325 


280 


310 


240 


Manatee 


75 


75 


50 


50 






Polk 






50 


25 






Other Counties 


50 








120 


110 


Area Total 


650 


475 


510 


375 


430 


350 


FT. M YE RS-IMMOKA LEE 














Collier 


a/ 25 




30 








Lee 


60 


150 


130 








Area Total 


85 


150 


160 








LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


500 


625 


350 


150 


120 


375 


Palm Beach 


885 


860 


1,200 


1,515 


1,300 


1,350 


Other Counties 










190 


140 


Area Total 


1,385 


1,485 


1,550 


1,665 


1,610 


1,865 


Other Counties 


245 


315 


365 


315 






STATE TOTAL 


2,900 


2,900 


3,200 


2,700 


2,600 


2,550 



a/ Hendry included in Collier County. 



Eggplant: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 










1962-63 Season 










Season 
lotai 
I yol-Dii 




INOV. 




J an. 


r et>. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


j uiy 


r— 

Season 
a otai 


Alachua 
















5 


20 


15 


40 


33 


Broward 


15 


116 


126 


126 


79 


198 


142 


56 


13 


1 


872 


887 


oilier 




± 


i 

X 






i 


Q 


o 
£t 




9 


1 ft 
xu 


1 1 

XX 




i 


5 


4 


4 


Q 
O 


Q 




7 


Q 




ft 

u 


2 


43 


54 


Duvctl 






1 




1 


1 




1 






4 


4. 


Hardee 


3 


3 












4 


3 




13 


8 


Hendry 












1 










1 




Will chnvrM) o"h 

nxiiouui uugii 


7 

i 


7 


2 


3 


1 

1 


2 


3 


1 R 
xo 




1 1 
xo 


108 


127 


Lee 






o 






1 


2 


J 






Q 
O 


1 Q 
Lit 


Marion 


•1 


1 












1 
X 


-l 
1 


1 
X 


Q 









9 














o 

£i 


X 


O 


4 


Do 1 tyi Ro o r* In 


4. 
*± 




91 




15 


28 


27 




7 
1 




1 Q1 


91 1 

Liu 


Seminole 


1 


8 


2 


1 


1 


1 


2 


4 


11 


2 


33 


34 


Sumter 


2 


1 












4 


7 




14 


20 


Union 


















1 




1 


1 


Unknown 


2 


7 


3 


3 


1 


2 


5 


10 


4 


1 


38 


33 



TOTAL 39 174 164 167 101 243 191 145 127 38 1389 1482 



Eggplant: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 


























1958-59 


Rail 


740 




1 


3 


1 






2 


7 


7 


1 




22 




Mixed 


740 




4 


19 


22 


12 


5 


15 


12 


6 


3 




98 




Truck 


750 


* 64 


151 


131 


118 


63 


156 


133 


140 


100 


22 


1078 




Total 






69 


173 


154 


130 


68 


173 


152 


153 


104 


22 


1198 


1959-60 


Rail 


680 




3 


1 


2 








3 


23 


11 


2 


45 




Mixed 


680 




1 


6 


16 


16 


7 


10 


21 


10 


6 


1 


94 




Truck 


750 


* 64 


133 


100 


106 


92 


88 


156 


173 


135 


** 49 


1096 




Total 






68 


140 


118 


122 


99 


98 


180 


206 


152 


52 


1235 


1960-61 


Rail 


720 






1 




2 


2 




12 


16 






33 




Mixed 


720 






6 


23 


15 


8 


12 


23 


7 


9 




103 




Truck 


750 




21 


106 


138 


156 


98 


101 


191 


162 


117 


** 48 


1138 




Total 






21 


113 


161 


173 


108 


113 


226 


185 


126 


48 


1274 


1961-62 


Rail 


750 






15 


10 


2 




11 


1 


5 


1 




45 




Mixed 


750 




1 


20 


37 


23 


9 


24 


13 


6 


2 




135 




Truck 


750 


* 78 


167 


168 


162 


94 


197 


144 


146 


108 


38 


1302 




Total 






79 


202 


215 


187 


103 


232 


158 


157 


111 


38 


1482 


1962-63 


Rail 


730 






12 


6 


1 




9 


3 


2 


2 




35 




Mixed 


730 






19 


17 


10 


4 


28 


17 


6 


5 




106 




Truck 


750 




39 


143 


141 


156 


97 


206 


171 


137 


120 


38 


1248 




Total 






39 


174 


164 


167 


101 


243 


191 


145 


127 


38 


1389 



* Includes September shipments. 



** Includes August shipments. 



Eggplant: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per, 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


5.8 


14.4 


12.9 


10.9 


5.7 


14.4 


12. 7 


12.8 


8.7 


1.7 


100. 


1959-60 


5.5 


11.3 


9.6 


9.9 


8. 


7. 9 


14.6 


16. 7 


12.3 


4. 2 


100.0 


1960-61 


1. 6 


8. 9 


12.6 


13. 6 


8.5 


8.9 


17. 7 


14.5 


9.9 


3.8 


100.0 


1961-62 


5. 3 


13. 6 


14.5 


12.6 


7.0 


15.6 


10. 7 


10. 6 


7.5 


2. 6 


100.0 


1962-63 


2. 8 


12.5 


11. 8 


12.0 


7.3 


17.5 


13. 8 


10.5 


9.1 


2. 7 


100. 



53 



Eggplant: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 

1 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


A vp r & crp 




Pols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 


1. 30 


2.30 


1. 30 


1. 45 


2. 60 


3. 35 


1. 95 


2. 20 


2. 00 


2. 25 


2. 50 


2. 02 


1959-60 


2.20 


2.05 


2. 65 


3. 05 


2. 85 


3.70 


3.90 


1. 70 


1.65 


1.40 


1. 40 


2.23 


1960-61 




2. 35 


3.00 


1. 85 


1.90 


2. 65 


3. 70 


1.35 


1.55 


2.35 


2. 20 


2.10 


1961-62 




2.00 


1. 15 


1.10 


2.10 


3. 30 


2.00 


1.95 


2.20 


1.75 


2. 00 


1. 84 


1962-63 




2. 15 


1. 80 


1. 40 


1. 90 


3.45 


1.50 


1.55 


2.25 


1. 85 


1. 70 


1. 82 



Eggplant: Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 
by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 
shipments 


Ranges in Prices for Sales 
of Generally Good Quality 


Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 
shipments 


Ranges in Prices for Sales 
of Generally Good Quality 


Truck 


Pompano 


Plant C ity 


Truck 


Pompano | Plant City 




Carlo ts 


Dollars 


Dollars 




Carlots 


Dollars Dollars 


19D/-DO 








uo 








UCt. O 


9 

£t 


$ 


$ 


Mo v. 9 

IVldl . _ 


CO 


$ 2. 75-5. 


oo $ 


to 








Q 


A*i 
*±o 


2. 00-3. 


50 


OA 


Q 






16 




1. 00-2. 


50 


97 
i I 


1 A 
It 






23 


*±»7 


1.00-2. 


00 














1.25-2. 


50 


Nov. 3 


25 














10 


26 


1. 75-2.00 




Apr. 6 


40 


1. 75-2. 


50 


17 


38 


2.25-3. 75 




13 


37 


1. 75-3. 


75 


24 


37 


1.50-3.50 




20 


44 


1.25-2. 


25 










27 


40 


1. 25-2. 


00 


Dec. 1 


40 


. 75-1.50 












8 


42 


. 85-1.50 




May 4 


33 


1. 25-2. 


oo 


15 


29 


1.25-3.50 




11 


41 


2. 75-3. 


00 


22 


26 


1.25-3.50 




18 


31 




1.50-3.80 


29 


27 


1.25-2.50 




25 


24 




1.50-4.50 


Jan. 5 


33 


1.25-2.00 




June 1 


31 




2.10-4.50 


12 


40 


1.50-3.50 




8 


37 




.75-3.50 


19 


41 


1. 75-2. 75 




15 


31 




.70-2.20 


26 


33 


2. 00-3.75 




22 


21 














29 


22 






Feb. 2 


25 


2.50-3.75 












9 


18 


3.50-5.00 




July 6 


17 






16 


19 


5. 50-7. 00 




13 


14 






23 


28 


5.50-7.00 




20 


5 














27 


2 














Total 


1248 







Eggplant: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 




Carlots Rece 


ived from — 




Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other 


States 


Total 


Rail | Truck 


Rail pTruck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail | 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


A lbany 


9 


1 




10 


Nashville 














Atlanta 


25 


6 




31 


New Orleans 




49 




20 




69 


Baltimore 


23 


4 




27 


New York City 


33 


397 




74 


33 


471 


Birmingham 


14 


3 




17 


Philadelphia 


4 


93 




22 


4 


115 


Boston 


54 


10 




64 


Pittsburgh 


1 


50 




11 


1 


61 



continued 



54 



Eggplant: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 (continued) 







Carlots Received from — 






Carlots Received from — 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Othei 


States 


Total 




Rail 


1 1 1 UC K ] 


Rail 
rvd.ll 


| 1 i UC K 


Roil 


I l rue k 1 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Buffalo 


— 


27 


— 


5 


— 


32 


Portland, O. 


— 


9 


— 


— 


— 


9 


Chicago 





54 


— 


10 


— 


64 


Providence, RI 


— 


11 


— 


4 





15 


Cincinnati 


4 


13 


— 


5 


4 


18 


St. Louis 


1 


21 





2 


1 


23 


Cleveland 


1 


20 


— 


5 


1 


25 


Salt Lake City 








13 





13 


Columbia 


— 


11 


— 


— 


— 


11 


San Antonio 





13 





21 





34 


Dallas 


— 


26 


— 


22 


— 


48 


San Francisco 





6 


— 


63 





69 


Denver 


— 


17 


— 


26 


— 


43 


Seattle, Wash. 








1 


11 


1 


11 


Detroit 


1 


18 


— 


5 


1 


23 


Washington, DC 





29 





5 





34 


Ft. Worth 


— 


4 


— 


5 


— 


9 


Wichita, Kan. 














Houston 


— 


14 


— 


1 


— 


15 


Total 


45 


1079 


3 


567 


48 


"~1646 - 


Indianapolis 


— 


3 








3 


Montreal 


7 


52 


— 


19 


7 


71 


Kansas City 


— 


9 


— 


2 


— 


11 


Ottawa 














Los Angeles 




7 


2 


206 


2 


213 


Toronto 


21 


17 


2 


7 


23 


24 


Louisville 




11 




1 




12 


Vancouver 








1 




1 


Memphis 




12 




1 




13 


Winnipeg 














Miami 




23 




2 




25 


Total 


28 


69 


2 


27 


30 


96 


Milwaukee 




























Minneapolis 




7 




1 




8 


TOTAL 


73 


1148 


5 


594 


78 


1742 



55 



ESCAROLE 
1962-63 



The 1962-63 crop was valued at$3,294, 000 or 26 per- 
cent less than the record high of the previous yearwhichwas 
$4,429,000. This was slightly lower than the average value 
of $3,023,000 during the 1957-61 period. Prices averaged 
$1. 14 per bushel during the 1962-63 crop year compared to 
$1. 65 the previous year which was a record high. Average 
prices for the previous 5 years was $1.18 per bushel. The 
current crop represented a reduction in price per bushel of 
31 percent from the 1961-62 season and was 3 percent lower 
than the 5-year average price. 

Production during the 1962-63 season reached a re- 
cord high of 3,080,000 bushels or 15 percent more than the 
2, 684,000 of the previous year. Average production for the 
previous 5 years was 2,771,000 bushels. The 1958-59 crop 
of 3,072,000 bushels is closest to the record of the current 
year. A harvested acreage of 6,700 acres in the 1962-63 
season was also the highest of record. This was 10 percent 
more than the 6,100 acres harvested the previous year and 
12 percent above the 5 year average of 6, 000 acres. Yield 
per acre averaged 460 bushels during the 1962-63 season 
compared to 440 the previous year. A total of 184, 000 bus- 
hels were not harvested due to the high production and low 
prices. 

Late October marked the beginning of harvest in the 



Zellwood area and in the Everglades. Volume remained light 
during October with only 3 carlot equivalents shipped out of 
the state during the month. Rate of harvest increased rapidly 
during November. Eighty-six carlot equivalents were shipped 
during the third week of November. A frost on November 11 
and 12 caused some leaf tip burn in the colder areas. The 
severe freeze of long duration a month late in mid-December 
caused extensive damage to leaf crops in the Everglades and 
in the Zellwood area. Shipments dropped to 27 carlot equiva- 
lents the week following the freeze. During early January, 
recovery from the freeze damage was rapid, especially in 
the Everglades. The weekended January 19, 93 carlot equiv- 
alents were shipped. Harvest in the Zellwood area continued 
light during January and February. The total quality shipped 
remained fairly constant and of generally good quality during 
January, February, March, and April. March was the peak 
month of production when shipments totaled 594 carlcts. 

Mid-April marked the beginning of declining sup- 
plies from the Everglades and increasing supplies from the 
Zellwood area. DuringMay, Zellwoodwas the principal source 
of supply. Warm weather and rain in early May caused rapid 
deterioration of escarole remaining for harvest in the Ever- 
glades. Harvest was nearly complete in this area by mid- 
May. Last escarole was harvested in the week ended June 8 
when seven carlots were shipped. 



Escarole: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



7, 000 



6,500 



6,000 



5,500 



5,000 



4,500 



4,000 




Production 
1,000 Crts. 

,3,200 



3,000 



2.S00 



2,600 



— 2,400 



2,200 



2,000 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



5b 



Escarole: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


1 Ota 1 

Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


1 OlHl 

Value 


Planted 


1 

1 Harvested 










1 , 000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1, 000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bu. 


dollars 


1952-53 


5,000 


4,000 


488 


1,952 


1,952 


$ 1 


15 


$ 2,245 


1953-54 


5,000 


4,500 


544 


2,448 


2,032 


1. 


05 


2,134 


1954-55 


4,900 


4,600 


oob 


2, 556 


2, 472 


1. 


05 


2, 596 


1955-56 


5,600 


4,800 


500 


2, 400 


2, 352 


1. 


20 


2, 822 


1956-57 


6,700 


5,700 


A A C\ 

441) 


2, 508 


2, 508 


1. 


16 


2, 916 


1957-58 


6,800 


5,500 


A A C\ 


2, 420 


2, 420 


1. 


50 


3, 630 




7,500 


6,400 


480 


3 072 


a | D f D 


1. 


01 


9 7ftQ 

£i , 1 v«7 


1959-60 


7,000 


6,200 


480 


2,976 


2,656 


1. 


20 


3,187 


1960-61 


6,400 


6,000 


480 


2,880 


2,576 


1. 


04 


2,673 


1961-62 


6,500 


6,100 


440 


2,684 


2,684 


1. 


65 


4,429 


1962-63 


7,500 


6,700 


460 


3,080 


2,896 


1. 


14 


3,294 



Escarole: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


1 Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
WINTER 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake and Orange 


2,000 


1,800 


500 


900,000 


850,000 


Seminole 


100 


100 


510 


51^000 


51^000 


Area Total 


2,100 


1,900 


501 


951,000 


901,000 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Sarasota 


200 


150 


450 


67,500 


65,500 


Other Counties 


150 


150 


423 


63^500 


63^500 


Area Total 


350 


300 


450 


131,000 


129,000 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


5,000 


4,450 


445 


1,980,000 


1,848,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


50 


50 


360 


18,000 


18,000 


STATE TOTAL 


7,500 


6,700 


460 


3,080,000 


2,896,000 



Escarole: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 


1,175 


1,200 


1,300 


1,250 


1,550 


1,800 


Seminole 


75 


50 


25 


50 




100 


Other Counties 










40 




Area Total 


1,250 


1,250 


1,325 


1,300 


1,590 


1,900 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Sarasota 










200 


150 


Other Counties 1/ 
Area Total 


150 


150 


175 


175 


350 


150 


150 


150 


175 


175 


550 


300 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach and Highlands 2/ 


3,900 


4,700 

57 


4,450 


4,400 


3,900 


4,450 
continued 



Escarole: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 















Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres 



LOWER EAST COAST 

Dade — — — — 60 50 

Other Counties 200 300 250 125 



STATE TOTAL 5,500 6,400 6,200 6,000 6,100 6,700 

1/ Includes Hillsborough, Manatee, "and Sarasota through 1960-61; Highlands and Other 1961-62 and 1962-63. 
2/ Highlands included thru 1960 - 61. 



Escarole: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 










1962-63 Season 










Season 
Total 

i J 'J 1 U_ 


Oct. 


Nov 


Dec. 


Jan 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


J une 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 






















12 


Broward 




12 


13 


29 


28 


29 


16 


5 




132 


104 


Dade 




2 


3 


3 


3 


7 


3 


1 




22 


28 


Duval 












1 


1 






2 


2 


Hendry 








50 


183 


170 


75 


14 




492 




Highlands 




1 


3 


8 


10 


9 


7 


3 




41 


34 


Hillsborough 




2 


1 


3 


3 


2 


2 


3 




16 


15 


Lake 




19 


13 




1 




21 


36 




90 


83 


Manatee 








2 


1 


1 


1 






5 


11 


Martin 








1 


2 


2 


1 






6 




Orange 


6 


149 


41 


21 


38 


82 


76 


155 


4 


572 


652 


Palm Beach 


8 


152 


239 


358 


249 


255 


294 


99 




1654 


1915 


Sarasota 




1 


6 


15 


17 


16 


15 


17 




87 


101 


Seminole 


1 


31 


25 


24 


17 


12 


33 


51 


2 


196 


233 


Unknown 


1 


12 


4 


3 


5 


8 


8 


8 


1 


50 


30 


Total 


16 


381 


348 


517 


557 


594 


553 


392 


7 


3365 


3220 



Escarole: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 






















1958-59 


Rail 


735 


2 


92 


136 


141 


89 


99 


127 


140 


2 


828 




Mixed 


735 


3 


79 


153 


168 


159 


159 


168 


124 




1,013 




Truck 


750 


19 


157 


210 


238 


250 


293 


232 


149 


2 


1^550 




Total 




24 


328 


499 


547 


498 


551 


527 


413 


4 


3,391 


1959-60 


Rail 


780 




50 


75 


124 


84 


114 


125 


110 


1 


683 




Mixed 


780 




52 


109 


141 


155 


213 


197 


114 


3 


984 




Truck 


750 


3 


195 


215 


233 


272 


271 


252 


152 


4 


1 L 597 




Total 




3 


297 


399 


498 


511 


598 


574 


376 


8 


3,264 


1960-61 


Rail 


825 




41 


109 


74 


74 


87 


58 


59 


12 


514 




Mixed 


825 




59 


151 


153 


162 


171 


168 


90 


2 


956 




Truck 


750 


1 


170 


208 


285 


229 


240 


262 


197 


9 


1,_601 




Total 




1 


270 


468 


512 


465 


498 


488 


346 


23 


3,071 


1961-62 


Rail 


820 




49 


24 


38 


32 


97 


72 


119 


7 


438 




Mixed 


820 


10 


84 


112 


96 


144 


207 


204 


168 




1,025 




Truck 


750 


16 


170 


228 


198 


303 


343 


279 


213 


7 


1 J57 




Total 




26 


303 


364 


332 


479 


647 


555 


500 


14 


3,220 


1962-63 


Rail 


840 




60 


61 


53 


19 


42 


38 


89 




362 




Mixed 


840 


4 


107 


105 


165 


207 


193 


185 


108 


1 


1,075 




Truck 


750 


12 


214 


182 


299 


331 


359 


330 


195 


6 


1 L 928 




Total 




16 


381 


348 


517 


557 


594 


553 


392 


7 


3,365 



58 



Escarole: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Year 1958-59 through 1962-63 























Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


. 7 


9. 7 


14. 7 


16. 1 


14.7 


16.3 


15.5 


12.2 


. 1 


100. 


1959-60 


.1 


9.1 


12.2 


15.3 


15. 7 


18.3 


17. 6 


11. 5 


.2 


100. 


1960-61 




8. 8 


15.2 


16. 7 


15.2 


16.2 


15. 9 


11. 3 


. 7 


100.0 


1961-62 


. 8 


9.4 


11. 3 


10. 3 


14.9 


20.1 


17. 2 


15.5 


. 5 


100.0 


1962-63 


.5 


11.3 


10.3 


15.4 


16.6 


17.7 


16. 4 


11. 6 


.2 


100.0 



Escarole: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Average 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 




.95 


1. 00 


.90 


.90 


.80 


1. 15 


1. 55 




1.01 


1959-60 




2.00 


1.70 


1.10 


1. 15 


.70 


.95 


1. 30 




1. 20 


1960-61 




1.10 


. 80 


1. 00 


. 80 


.90 


.95 


1.95 


1.50 


1.04 


1961-62 


1.15 


1.25 


1. 90 


2.50 


2.10 


1.20 


1.20 


1. 85 


1. 50 


1. 65 


1962-63 


1.20 


.85 


1.20 


1. 30 


1. 10 


1. 05 


1. 10 


1.40 




1. 14 



Escarole - Endive: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail 


■ Truck 1 


Total 


E ndive 


Escarole 


Endive 1 


Escarole 




Cars Carlots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1962-63 
















Oct. 20 




1 


1 


$ 


$ 


$ 


$ 


27 




4 


4 










Nov. 3 


3 


25 


28 


1.50 


1.50 






10 


11 


52 


63 


1.25-1.50 


1. 25-1. 50 






17 


19 


67 


86 


1.00-1.50 


1.25-1.50 






24 


18 


38 


56 


. 85-1. 00 


.85-1. 25 


. 75-1.00 


. 75-1. 00 


Dec. 1 


10 


48 


58 


. 85-1. 00 


. 85-1. 00 


. 75-1. 00 


. 75-1.00 


8 


24 


63 


87 


.85 


. 85 


. 85 


. 85 


15 


17 


37 


54 


. 85-2. 00 


. 85-2. 00 


.85-1.00 


.85-1.00 


22 


4 


23 


27 


2. 00-3. 00 


2. 00-2. 75 


2. 75 


1. 50-2. 50 


29 


14 


36 


50 


1. 75-2. 75 


1.50-2.00 






Jan. 5 


10 


64 


74 


1.25-2. 00 


1. 25-1. 50 


1.50-1. 75 


1.25-1.50 


12 


17 


66 


83 


1.25-1.50 


.90-1.00 


1.25-1.50 


. 85-1. 25 


19 


20 


73 


93 


1. 75-2. 00 


1. 25-1. 50 


1. 50-1. 75 


1.25-1.50 


26 


5 


69 


74 


1.50-2.00 


1. 25-1. 50 


1.50-1. 75 


1. 25-1. 50 


Feb. 2 


4 


74 


78 


1.50-2.50 


1.25-1.50 


2.00-2. 25 


1.25-1.50 


9 


5 


84 


89 


1.50-2.50 


1.25-1.50 


1. 50-2. 50 


1.25-1.50 


16 


7 


89 


96 


1. 50-2. 00 


1. 00-1. 25 


1.50 


1.25 


23 


2 


80 


82 


1. 00-1. 50 


. 90-1. 25 


1.25-1.50 


1. 00-1. 25 


Mar. 2 


6 


78 


84 


1. 00-1. 25 


1.00 


1. 00-1. 10 


. 85-1. 00 


9 


10 


82 


92 


. 85-1. 25 


. 85-1. 00 


. 85-1. 00 


. 85-1. 00 


16 


8 


85 


93 


1. 00-1. 25 


. 75- . 85 


. 85-1.25 


. 85-1. 00 


23 


10 


74 


84 


1. 10-1. 50 


. 85-1.25 


1. 25-1. 50 


.85-1.25 


30 


11 


79 


90 


2. 00-2. 50 


1. 90-2. 50 







continued 



59 



Escarole - Endive: 



Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks. Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 (continued) 



Week 
Ending 



Out-of-state shipments 



Rail 



Truck 



Total 



Prices Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 
Lake Okeechobee 1 Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 



Endive 



Escarole 



Endive 



Escarole 



1962 -63 
Apr. 6 
13 
20 
27 



Cars 

12 

6 

8 
11 



Carlots 

83 
74 
74 
73 



Carlots 

95 
80 
82 
84 



Dollars 

1. 25-2. 00 
1. 00-1, 50 
1. 00-1. 25 
1.00 



Dollars 

$ 1.50-2.00 
1.00-1.25 

1.00 

.80-1.00 



Dollars 

$ 1.50-2.25 

1.25 

1. 00-1. 25 
1.25 



Dollars 

$ 1. 50-2. 25 
1. 00-1. 25 

1.00 

.90-1. 00 



May 4 
11 
18 

25 



6 
35 
21 
16 



61 
80 
43 
31 



67 
115 
64 
47 



. 85-1. 25 
1. 50-2. 00 
1.25-1. 75 
1. 35-1. 50 



.85-1.25 
1.50-2.00 
1. 25-1.50 
1.35-1.50 



1.25-1. 35 
1. 75-2. 00 

1. 75-2. 00 

2. 00-3. 00 



1. 00-1. 35 
1. 75-2. 00 
1. 50-1. 75 
1. 75-2. 50 



June 1 
8 
15 

Total 



12 



362 



13 

5 

1928 



25 
5 

2290 



3.00 



2.50 

2.25-2. 50 



Escarole - Endive: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from— 




Carl 


ats Received from — 


Flo 


rida 


Other 


States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail (Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Albany 


29 




8 


37 


Nashville 












Atlanta 


15 




5 


20 


New Orleans 


17 




5 




22 


Baltimore 


40 




16 


56 


New York City 


103 708 


88 


306 


191 


1014 


Birmingham 


8 




4 


12 


Philadelphia 


19 239 


17 


98 


36 


337 


Boston 8 


34 


13 


60 


21 94 


Pittsburgh 


2 66 


1 


39 


3 


105 


Buffalo 


26 




8 


34 


Portland, O. 






50 




50 


Chicago 


3 


75 


22 


57 


25 132 


Providence, RI 


16 




21 




37 


Cincinnati 


26 




27 


53 


St. Louis 


21 




16 




37 


Cleveland 


35 




41 


76 


Salt Lake City 






19 




19 


Columbia 


5 




2 


7 


San Antonio 


6 




14 




20 


Dallas 


4 




15 


19 


San Francisco 






65 




65 


Denver 






88 


88 


Seattle, Wash. 






27 




27 


Detroit 


1 


9 




9 


1 18 


Washington, DC 


69 




25 




94 


Ft. Worth 






7 


7 


Wichita, Kan. 












Houston 


3 






3 


Total 


136 1585 


164 


1254 


300 


2839 


Indianapolis 


12 




7 


19 


Montreal 


63 




17 




80 


Kansas City 


11 




6 


17 


Ottawa 












Los Angeles 




23 


175 


23 175 


Toronto 


26 13 


4 


14 


30 


27 


Louisville 


3 






3 


Vancouver 


1 




6 




7 


Memphis 


5 




2 


7 


Winnipeg 












Miami 


91 




27 


118 


Total 


26 77 


4 


37 


30 


114 


Milwaukee 






1 


1 














Minneapolis 


12 




4 


16 


TOTAL 


162 1662 


168 


1291 


330 


2953 



60 



LETTUCE 
1962-63 



Florida's 1962-63 lettuce crop had a total value of 
$2, 108, 000 — a record high. This was 10 percent above last 
year and 48 percent above the 1957-61 average. Total pro- 
duction reached 340,000 hundredweight — 33 percent above the 
previous year. All varieties, principally romaine, Boston, 
iceberg, leaf, and bibb are included in the estimate of total 
production. 

During the 1962-63 season, 3,400 acres were harvest- 
ed, compared to 3,000 ayear earlier. Average yield per acre 
of 100 hundredweight represents an increase over last year 
of 18 percent. Theseasonprice averaged $6.20 per hundred- 
weight — $1. 30 under the record high set last year. 

Fall weather conditions were conducive for plant 
growth and development. Light harvest got underway in late 
October in the Everglades and Zellwood areas. Harvest was 
active by mid-November with peak shipments during the fall 
being reached. Quality was good. 

The severe cold of December 11-13 resulted in exten- 
sive damage to all maturing acreage. Harvest was very light 
during the remainder of the month. Heavy stripping permit- 
ted some salvage. Plant condition improved rapidly near the 
end of the month and most fields had excellent color. Volume 



started increasing during early January, principally from the 
Everglades. Light supplies were available in the Sanford and 
Sumter County areas. By the end of the month, near peak 
movement was reached with slightly more than one-third of 
the crop harvested. 

Weather conditions during Februarywere mostly fav- 
orable for plant growth and development. Harvest was active 
in the Everglades with romaine and Boston being the principal 
varieties for shipments. Quality of all varieties was generally 
good and only a minimum amount of strippingwas necessary. 
In the Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood section, some harvest of all 
varieties got underway. The Sarasota section provided light 
supplies — mostly Boston and romaine. Volume from all sec- 
tions was considerably heavier than normal for February and 
the highest for the 1962-63 season. 

March and April were warm and dry although some 
cool weather with scattered frost was experienced late in 
March. By mid-April supplies from the Everglades were de- 
clining. Shipments from the Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood area 
started increasing seasonally and became the principal source 
of supplies near the middle of April. Volume from this area 
continued strong well into May. Harvest from the Everglades 
was completed by the end of May. 



Lettuce: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



5,500 — 



5,000 



4,500 



4,000 



3,500 



3,000 



2,500 — 




Production 
1,000 Cwt. 

700 



600 



500 



400 



300 



200 



100 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 1960-61 1962-63 1964-65 



61 



Lettuce: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 



1952-53 


3,600 


3,300 


110 


363 


363 


$ 3.60 


$ 1,307 


1953-54 


3,600 


3,300 


115 


380 


380 


4. 00 


1,520 


1954-55 


4,200 


4,100 


120 


492 


492 


4.15 


2,042 


1955-56 


5,300 


4,300 


110 


473 


473 


3. 75 


1,774 


1956-57 


4,600 


3,700 


105 


388 


388 


4. 30 


1, 668 



1957-58 


4, 800 


3, 700 


65 


240 


240 


6. 30 


1, 512 


1958-59 


4,200 


o , £ uu 


75 


240 


209 


4.75 


99 6 


1959-60 


3,700 


O , JUv 


75 


248 


248 


6.50 


1 £1 9 


1960-61 


3,200 


c. , y uu 


95 


276 


276 


4. 80 


1, oZo 


1961-62 


3,300 


Q A Art 

o , UUU 


85 


255 


255 


7.50 


1, 912 


1962-63 


3,700 


o , 4UU 


100 


340 


340 


6.20 


O 1 AQ 

Z , lUo 






Lettuce: 


Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 










Crop Year 1962- 


63 










Areas 
and 




A ere age 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 








Planted 




per 


Production 


Sold 




Counties 




Harvested 


Acre 










Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 










WINTER 








CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake and Orange 




400 


350 


85 


30,000 


30,000 


Seminole 






350 


300 


90 


27,000 


27,000 


Sumter 






150 


150 


100 


15,000 


15,000 


Volusia 






50 


50 


80 


4,000 


4,000 


Area Total 




950 


850 


89 


76,000 


76,000 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Hillsborough 




100 


100 


90 


9,000 


9,000 


Manatee and Sarasota 




250 


250 


120 


30,000 


30,000 


Other Counties 




250 


250 


80 


20,000 


20,000 


Area Total 




600 


600 


98 


59,000 


59,000 


EVERGLADES 
















Palm Beach (West) 




2,050 


1,850 


106 


196,000 


196,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 






100 


100 


90 


9,000 


9,000 



STATE TOTAL 3, 700 3,400 100 340,000 340,000 





"> ■ 

Lettuce: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 


and Counties, 




? — 


Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


i 
1 

1958-59 1959-60 


1 

1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 



Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres Acres 



CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Marion a/ 225 a/ 45 a/ 85 

Orange 300 150 225 420 a/ 300 a/ 350 

Seminole 275 225 175 325 220 300 

Sumter 325 300 275 80 130 150 

Volusia 100 75 60 50 75 50_ 

Area Total 1,225 795 820 875 725 850 

HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 

Hillsborough 200 75 175 200 100 100 

Manatee and Sarasota 275 250 150 140 300 250 

Other Counties 300 — -- -- 425 250_ 

Area Total 775 325 325 340 825 600 



62 



continued 



Lettuce: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


■LijD ( Do 




iyoy- ou 


j.you— di 


lyoi 


DO 


Counties 
















ntlco 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach 


1, 500 


1, 650 


1, 515 


1, 000 


1, 300 


1, 850 


LiOWiliK IlAoI CUAol 














Dade 


150 


180 


100 


130 


150 


100 


Other Counties 


50 


250 


540 


555 






STATE TOTAL 


3,700 


3,200 


3,300 


2,900 


3,000 


3,400 



a/ Includes Lake county. 



Lettuce: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 











1962-63 


Season 










Season 


County 




















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 


1961-62 


Broward 


4 


4 


15 


19 


11 


7 






60 


26 


Dade 


1 


2 


4 


7 


5 


5 






24 


29 


Duval 


2 


3 


3 


3 


4 


6 


4 


1 


26 


20 


Hendry 






12 


25 


28 


5 






70 




Highlands 




5 


15 


39 


17 


14 


1 




91 


56 


Hillsborough 




1 


9 


4 


2 


1 


1 


1 


19 


17 


Lake 


1 










8 


2 




11 




Manatee 






1 


1 


1 


1 






4 


10 


Orange 


35 


9 


3 


2 


16 


47 


15 




127 


109 


Palm Beach 


2 


39 


34 


97 


114 


86 


60 


5 




437 


278 


Sarasota 


2 


9 


17 


17 


14 


20 


8 




87 


92 


Seminole 


7 


13 


25 


16 


10 


17 


5 




93 


61 


Sumter 




















1 


Unknown 


4 




3 


3 


2 


4 


2 




18 


18 


Total 


2 


95 


80 


204 


250 


196 


195 


43 


2 


1067 


717 



Lettuce: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


1958-59 


Rail 


300 




5 


7 


3 


2 


3 


4 


3 




27 






Mixed 


300 




9 


18 


15 


17 


15 


11 


6 




91 






Truck 


320 


3 


40 


70 


50 


67 


75 


51 


20 


2 


378 






Total 




3 


54 


95 


68 


86 


93 


66 


29 


2 


496 




1959-60 


Rail 


300 




1 


1 


3 


1 


3 


18 


6 




33 






Mixed 


300 




3 


10 


16 


16 


26 


31 


7 




109 






Truck 


640 


1 


16 


52 


93 


96 


78 


88 


45 


6 


475 






Total 




1 


20 


63 


112 


113 


107 


137 


58 


6 


617 




1960-61 


Rail 


810 




6 


7 


14 


2 


6 


15 






50 






Mixed 


810 




11 


17 


20 


17 


33 


34 


6 




138 






Truck 


640 




44 


58 


122 


100 


115 


86 


39 


2 


566 






Total 






61 


82 


156 


119 


154 


135 


45 


2 


754 




1961-62 


Rail 


810 




6 






1 


7 


1 


2 




17 






Mixed 


810 


2 


9 


11 


11 


24 


31 


16 


7 




111 






Truck 


640 


5 


40 


80 


75 


119 


132 


89 


45 


4 


589 






Total 




7 


55 


91 


86 


144 


170 


106 


54 


4 


717 




1962-63 


Rail 


880 




2 


3 


6 


3 


12 


5 






31 






Mixed 


880 




27 


15 


28 


25 


28 


30 


6 




159 






Truck 


640 


2 


__66_ 


62 


170 


222 


156 


160 


37 


2 


877 






Total 




2 


95 


80 


204 


250 


196 


195 


43 


2 


1067 





63 



Lettuce: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


1 

Feb. 


Mar. 


! 

I 

Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


. 6 


10. 9 


19.2 


13.7 


17.3 


18.8 


13.3 


5.8 


.4 


100.0 


1959-60 


.2 


3.2 


10.2 


18.2 


18.3 


17.3 


22.2 


9.4 


1. 


100. 


1960-61 




8. 1 


10. 9 


20.7 


15. 8 


20.4 


17.9 


6. 


.2 


100. 


1961-62 


1. 


7. 7 


12. 7 


12.0 


20.1 


23.7 


14. 8 


7.5 


.5 


100. 


1962-63 


.2 


8. 9 


7. 5 


19. 1 


23.4 


18.4 


18. 3 


4. 


. 2 


100.0 



Lettuce: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 


5.50 


5.50 


6. 00 


4. 40 


4. 70 


3. 40 


4. 80 


4. 25 




4. 75 


1959-60 




6. 80 


6. 80 


6. 80 


7.80 


6.50 


5.30 


5. 80 


5. 80 


6. 50 


1960-61 




4. 50 


5. 60 


4. 80 


4.50 


4.20 


4. 50 


7.50 


6. 50 


4. 80 


1961-62 


7. 00 


6. 90 


6.50 


7.00 


8. 50 


7. 00 


9. 50 


6. 00 


6. 00 


7.50 


1962-63 




5. 00 


8. 50 


6. 00 


7. 00 


6. 00 


5. 00 


7. 00 




6. 20 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 




Price Received per 


Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Romaine 


Boston 


Romaine 


Boston 


Iceberg 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1962-63 
















































Oct. 27 




1 


1 


$ 




$ 




$ - 


$ 




$ 


Nov. 3 




2 


2 


2. 


00 














10 




9 


9 


1.25-2. 


00 


2. 00-3. 


00 










17 


1 


23 


24 


1. 00-1. 


50 


2. 00-2. 


50 










24 


1 


16 


17 


. 90-1. 


25 


1. 75-2. 


00 


1. 


25-1. 50 


2.00 




Dec. 1 


1 


21 


22 


1. 00-1. 


25 


1. 75-2. 


00 


1. 


25-1.50 


1.50-2.00 




8 


1 


19 


20 


1.00-1. 


25 


1. 75-2. 


00 


1. 


00-1.50 


1.00-2.00 




15 


1 


12 


13 


1.25-2. 


50 


2. 00-4. 


00 


1. 


50-2.50 


2. 00-4.00 


1. 50-2. 00 


22 




7 


7 


2. 00-2. 


75 


3. 00-4. 


00 


1. 


50-2.50 




1.50-2.00 


29 




15 


15 


1. 50-2. 


00 


2.00-3. 


25 






2.25-2.50 


1. 50-2. 00 


Jan. 5 




23 


23 


1. 00-1. 


75 


1. 00-2. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 00 


1. 25-1. 50 


1. 75-2. 00 


12 




20 


20 


1.25-1. 


75 


1. 50-1. 


75 


1. 


25-1.50 


1.25-1.50 


1. 75-2. 00 


19 


1 


37 


38 


1. 00-2. 


00 


1. 75-2. 


00 




— 1.50 


1. 50-2. 00 


2. 75-3. 50 


26 


4 


60 


64 


1. 00-2. 


00 


1. 50-2. 


50 


1. 


50-1. 75 


1. 50-1. 75 


3. 00-3. 50 


Feb. 2 


3 


61 


64 


1. 00-2. 


00 


L50-2. 


50 


1. 


50-1. 75 


2.00 


3. 00-3. 50 


9 


1 


58 


59 


1. 00-1. 


50 


1. 50-2. 


50 


1. 


50-2. 00 




2.50-3.25 


16 




61 


61 


1. 50-2. 


00 


2. 50-3. 


00 


1. 


50-2. 00 


2.50 


2.00-2.25 


23 




56 


56 


1. 90-2. 


00 


2. 50-3. 


00 


1. 


75-2. 00 


2. 50-3. 00 


2. 00-2.25 


Mar. 2 




37 


37 


2. 


00 


2.50-3. 


00 




— 2.00 




1. 50-1. 75 


9 


2 


35 


37 


1.25-2. 


00 


2. 50-3. 


00 


1. 


50-2. 00 


2. 00-2.25 


1.50-2.50 


16 


1 


36 


37 


1.25-1. 


50 


2. 00-2. 


50 


1. 


25-1.50 




2.50-3.00 


23 


2 


35 


37 


1. 


25 


2. 


50 


1. 


25-1.50 


2.50 


2. 00-3.50 


30 


7 


34 


41 


1. 25-1. 


50 


2. 


50 




— 1.50 


2.50 


3.00 


Apr. 6 




40 


40 


1.25-1. 


50 


1. 50-2 


50 


1. 


25-1.50 


2. 00-2.50 


1. 50-1. 75 


13 


5 


42 


47 


1. 00-1. 


25 


1.50-2. 


00 


1. 


00-1. 25 


1. 50-1. 75 


1.50-2.10 


20 




32 


32 


1.00-1. 


25 


1. 50-2. 


00 




— 1.00 


1.50-1.75 


1.50-2.00 


27 




33 


33 


1. 00-1. 


25 


1. 50-2 


00 




85-1. 00 


1.50-2.25 


1. 75-2. 00 



continued 

64 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 (continued) 



weeK 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Price Received per Crate for Generally Good Quality 


Lake Okeechobee 


Sanford 


-Oviedo-Zellwood 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Romaine 


Boston 


Romaine | 


Boston 


Iceberg 




Cars 


Car lots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


19b2-o3 


















May 4 




23 


23 


$ 1.00-1.25 


$ 1.50-2. 00 


$ 1. 00-1. 60 $ 


2. 00-2. 75 $ 


1. 50-1. 75 


11 




17 


17 


1.00-1.50 




1. 75-2. 00 


2. 50-3. 60 


1.50 


18 




7 


7 






1. 75-2. 00 


2.50-3.25 




25 




2 


2 






1.75 







June 



1 

8 
15 
22 
29 



Total 



31 



1 

877 



1 

908 



Lettuce: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from-- 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Albany 






406 


72 


406 


72 


Nashville 






275 


125 


275 


125 


Atlanta 




23 


223 


905 


223 


928 


New Orleans 




13 


164 


653 


164 


666 


Baltimore 


1 


38 


1224 


126 


1225 


164 


New York City 


18 


301 


5999 


1347 


6017 


1648 


Birmingham 




20 


148 


628 


148 


648 


Philadelphia 


7 


112 


2603 


715 


2610 


827 


Boston 


2 


5 


2173 


256 


2175 


261 


Pittsburgh 




32 


1360 


265 


1360 


297 


Buffalo 




2 


850 


68 


850 


70 


Portland, O. 


1 




33 


1122 


34 


1122 


Chicago 




19 


3252 


1026 


3252 


1045 


Providence, RI 




1 


302 


54 


302 


55 


Cincinnati 




24 


1016 


333 


1016 


357 


St. Louis 




27 


945 


668 


945 


695 


Cleveland 




45 


1467 


311 


1467 


356 


Salt Lake City 






24 


621 


24 


621 


Columbia 




22 


185 


367 


185 


389 


San Antonio 




17 


28 


949 


28 


966 


Dallas 




10 


18 


1449 


18 


1459 


San Francisco 








4538 




4538 


Denver 




1 


11 


1500 


11 


1501 


Seattle, Wash. 






119 


1682 


119 


1682 


Detroit 


1 


12 


1975 


213 


1976 


225 


Washington, DC 


2 


79 


873 


182 


875 


261 


Ft. Worth 




2 


7 


465 


7 


467 


Wichita, Kan. 






1 


250 


1 


250 


Houston 




4 


60 


965 


60 


969 


Total 


33 


1016 28774 


34005 28807 


35021 


Indianopolis 




19 


752 


204 


752 


223 


Montreal 


1 


43 


1208 


331 


1209 


374 


Kansas City 




3 


93 


680 


93 


683 


Ottawa 






180 


28 


180 


28 


Los Angeles 






2 


9950 


2 


9950 


Toronto 


10 


2 


1339 


93 


1349 


95 


Louisville 


1 




503 


80 


504 


80 


Vancouver 






112 


416 


112 


416 


Memphis 




5 


95 


343 


95 


348 


Winnipeg 






224 


48 


224 


48 


Miami 




169 


305 


316 


305 


485 


Total 


11 


45 


3063 


916 


3074 


961 


Milwaukee 






604 


131 


604 


131 
















Minneapolis 




11 


679 


446 


679 


457 


TOTAL 


44 


1061 


31837 


34921 


31881 


35982 



65 



GREEN PEPPER 
1962-63 



Pepper production during 1962-63 continued the high 
level pattern established the previous two seasons, though 
slightly reduced. Total production at 4, 849,000 bushels was 
about 2 percent less than production in the 1961-62 and 1960- 
61 crop years. Production from the 1962-63 crop was 23 per- 
cent greater than the 1957-61 average. Total value of pro- 
duction was $13,468,000 about 7 percent less than the 
$14,429,000 income from the 1961-62 crop, reflecting the 
percent drop inproductionand a 13 cent drop in average price 
per bushel. However, total value of the crop was only about 
9 percent more than the 1957-61 average, whereas the price 
per bushel at $2. 78 was 17 percent less than the five-year 
average of $3.36. 

Fall productiondropped to only 36percent of the pre- 
vious fall, equaling that of fall 1960. The fall price received 
per bushel reacted favorably, rising to within 3 cents of the 
$4.12 average of 1960, well above the low $2.02 of 1961. 
This was mainly due to reduced production following the De- 
cember freeze. Winter production was less than, but still 
on the high level of the previous two seasons. The reduction 
in winter production was reflected in the price advance during 
January and February. Spring production was excessive, 
setting a record for April, May, and June. 



Fifty percent of the season's total production was 
grown in the Lower East Coast area where the severe cold 
of December 10 - 16 effected peppers least of any area. The 
increased acreage in Martin County was seriously damaged, 
but the principal producing area, Pompano, escaped with only 
minor damage — primarily loss of bloom and drop of crown 
fruit which reduced production in late January through Feb- 
ruary. There was a reduction in acres planted in the Pom- 
pano area the last two years. A good portion of this reduc- 
tion was off-set by increased plantings in the Fort Myers - 
Immokalee area. Heavy rains in late September caused con- 
siderable replanting to be necessary in the Fort Myers - Im- 
mokalee area. Before the crop could get into good production 
the December 10 - 16 freeze hit the area with disasterous 
results. Most fields had to be brought back through a long 
slow recovery period. Even so, heavy production started 
much earlier in March than was expected. 

The late season at Fort Myers -Immokalee and Mar- 
tin County with a heavy producing crop in the Plant City - 
Sanford - Webster areas caused spring supplies to be exces- 
sive and prices to be depressed. Fort Myers - Immokalee 
produced 25 percent of the States total production. Ten car- 
lots were shipped in early July concluding harvest. 



Green Peppers: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



16,000 



15,000 



14,000 



13,000 



12,000 



11,000 




10,000 — 



Production 
1,000 Bu. 

— 1 5, 500 



5,000 



4,500 



4,000 



3,500 



3,000 



2,500 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



66 



Green Peppers: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FALL: 
















1952 


950 


700 


234 


164 


164 


$ 4.05 


$ 664- 


1953 


600 


450 


213 


96 


96 


4. 70 


451 


1 Q<i4. 


1,200 


900 


l^i 

OOd. 


1 Pi 


ox O 


9 i p; 


R7Q 




1,300 


1,300 


428 


DQ / 


OOD 


9 94 


1 900 


±VO\J 


1,300 


1,000 


368 


uDO 


*3fi8 
oDO 


99 


1 1 RA 




1,600 


1,400 


191 






o. OX 


1 fi9 c i 


1958 


1,700 


1,500 


438 


657 


657 


2. 63 


1,730 


1 QRQ 


1,500 


1,000 


9K1 




£0-1 


0. 


1 A9A 


1960 


1,400 


1,000 


321 


321 


321 


4. 12 


1,323 


1961 


2,200 


2,100 


429 


qoo 




9 09 


1, 814 


1962 


1,900 


1,000 


321 


321 


321 


4. 09 


1, 314 


WINTER- 

VV ill X-i-JiV, 
















1953 


4,500 


4,200 


356 


1,496 


1,496 


2. 70 


4,039 


1954 


4, 600 


4,500 


384 


1, 728 


1,728 


2. 65 


4,579 


1955 


4,500 


4,400 


450 


1 979 


1 Q7Q 


2. 41 


4 764 


1956 


5,000 


4,600 


460 


9 lift 

£ , X X O 


9 lift 


3. 05 


6 464 


1957 


7,000 


6,200 


357 


2 214 


2 214 


2. 63 


5, 828 




6,100 


3,100 


i /y 


D04 




ft n 

O. OX 


A fiOA 


1959 


6,400 


5,600 


314 


1,761 


1,761 


3. 14 


5,522 


iyou 


5,100 


4,600 


350 


1 , 611 


1 ill 1 

1, Oil 


o. o4 


O, ODO 


1961 


6,000 


5,900 


429 


2,529 


2,332 


2. 28 


5,325 


1962 


5,000 


4,900 


482 


2, 364 


2, 364 


2. 79 


6, 598 




5,500 


4,900 


411 


^ , Ux4 


9 fil A 


1 I'i 


fi 7S1 
U , f oo 


SPRING- 
















1953 


8,100 


7,900 


244 


1,928 


1,928 


2. 50 


4, 820 


1954 


9,000 


8,900 


232 


2,064 


1,992 


2. 20 


4,382 


1955 


8, 700 


8,500 


97Q 


2 368 


2 236 


2. 10 


4, 695 


1956 


8,000 


7,500 


9fift 


9 01 1 


2 011 


2. 60 


5 236 


1957 


8,900 


7,400 


900 


1 479 


1 479 


4. 06 


6 003 


x oo o 


8,700 


7,000 


91Q 




1 529 


3. 39 


^ 1 7Q 
O t X 1 u 


1959 


8,300 


6,400 


189 


1,211 


1,211 


3. 98 


4,814 


1960 


9,000 


7,800 


191 

Oct l 


2 507 


2 296 


2. 45 


5 634 


1961 


6,700 


6,300 


332 


2,093 


2,093 


2. 86 


5,980 


1 QK9 


6,000 


5,400 


A 

oil 


1 fiQfi 


1 696 


3. 55 


fi 017 




6,900 


6,700 


«3 f O 


2 514 


2, 514 


2. 15 


5, 401 


ATT CT? A Q^MCJ. 
















1952-53 


13,550 


12,800 


280 


3,588 


3,588 


2. 65 


9,523 


1953-54 


14, 200 


13,850 


281 


3, 888 


3,816 


2.47 


9,412 




14,400 


13,800 


MO 
OOO 


4 663 


4, 531 


2. 24 


10, 138 


I90O-0D 


14,300 


13,400 


1^0 


4, 686 


4, 665 


2. 77 


12, 900 


IflCC EC rj 

lyoo-o / 


17,200 


14,600 


97ft 


4, 061 


4, 061 


3. 20 


13, 015 


1957-58 


16,400 


11,500 


233 


9 A7Q 


2, 533 


4. 50 


11 408 


1958-59 


16,400 


13,500 


269 


3,629 


3,629 


3. 32 


12,066 


1959-60 


15,600 


13,400 


327 


4,379 


4, 168 


3. 10 


12,921 


1960-61 


14,100 


13,200 


374 


4,943 


4,746 


2. 66 


12, 628 


1961-62 


13,200 


12,400 


400 


4,960 


4,960 


2. 91 


14,429 


1962-63 


14,300 


12,600 


385 


4,849 


4,849 


2. 78 


13,468 



67 



Green Peppers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 






FALL 









NORTH AND CENTRAL FLORIDA 



Mostly Hillsborough and 



Seminole 


130 


125 


146 


18,200 


18,200 


tORl MYJiiKo - LivlJVLOKALitli 












Collier 


100 


25 


300 


7,500 


7,500 


Hendry 


270 


145 


130 


18,900 


18,900 


Lee 


350 


30 


67 


2,^00 


2 J ,_000__ 


Area Total 


720 


200 


142 


28,400 


28,400 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


350 


100 


200 


20,000 


20,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


50 


25 


508 


12,700 


12,700 


Palm Beach (East) 


450 


435 


500 


217,500 


217,500 


Other Counties 


200 


115 


210 


24,200 


24,200 


Area Total 


700 


575 


442 


254,400 


254,400 


STATE TOTAL 


1,900 


1,000 


321 


321,000 


321,000 


WINTER 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


235 


200 


480 


96,000 


96,000 


Hendry 


550 


550 


440 


242,000 


242,000 


Lee (Includes Charlotte) 


715 


340 


230 


78,200 


78j200__ 


Area Total 


1, 500 


1,090 


382 


416,200 


416,200 


EVERGLADES 












Palm Beach (West) 


100 


85 


300 


25,500 


25,500 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


275 


275 


467 


128,500 


128,500 


Palm Beach (East) 


3, 100 


3,100 


450 


1,395,200 


1,395,200 


Other Counties 


525 


350 


139 


48,600 


48,600 


Area Total 


3,900 


3,725 


422 


1,572,300 


1,572,300 


STATE TOTAL 


5,500 


4,900 


411 


2, 014, 000 


2,014,000 


SPRING 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


850 


825 


300 


247,500 


247,500 


Bradford 


75 


60 


300 


18,000 


18,000 


Union 


50 


50 


250 


12,500 


12,500 


Other Counties 


35 


25 


156 


3,900 


3,900 


Area Total 


1,010 


960 


294 


281,900 


231,900 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Lake 


200 


200 


300 


60,000 


60,000 


Seminole 


250 


200 


400 


80,000 


80,000 


Sumter 


500 


500 


460 


230,000 


230,000 


Volusia 


75 


50 


400 


20,000 


20,000 


Area Total 


1,025 


950 


410 


390,000 


390,000 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 












Hillsborough 


900 


900 


390 


351,000 


351,000 


Polk 


175 


175 


390 


68,200 


68,200 


Other Counties 


25 


25 


456 


lljJOO 


11,400 


Area Total 


1,100 


1,100 


392 


430,600 


430,600 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












CoUier 


350 


350 


495 


173,300 


173,300 


Hendry 


850 


850 


415 


352,700 


352,700 


Lee (Includes Charlotte) 


815 


815 


308 


251,200 


251,200 


Area Total 


2,015 


2,015 


386 


777,200 


777,200 






68 






continued 



Green Peppers: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 


Quantity 


Counties 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Sold 



Acres Acres Bushels Bushels Bushels 



EVERGLADES 

T alm Beach (West) 150 

LOWER EAST COAST 

Broward 300 

Palm Beach (East) 700 

Other Counties _ 600 

Area Total 1, 60 o" 

STATE TOTAL 6,900 



SPRING (continued) 



100 178 17,800 17,800 

300 220 66,000 66,000 

700 450 315,000 315,000 

__575 410 235J500 j?35,j>00 

1,575 " 391 616,500 616,500 



6,700 375 2,514,000 2,514,000 



ALL SEASONS 



NORTH FLORIDA 
Alachua 
Bradford 
Union 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
Lake 
Seminole 
Sumter 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 
HiUsborough 
Polk 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 
Collier 
Hendry 

Lee (Includes Charlotte) 
Area Total 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
LOWER EAST COAST 

Broward 

Palm Beach (East) 
Other Counties 
Area Total 



850 
75 
50 

__50_ 
1,025 

200 
250 
500 
125 



1,075 

900 
175 

90_ 

1, 165 

685 
1,670 
JL18G_ 
4,235 

600 

625 
4,250 



825 
60 
50 
_3_5_ 
970 



6,200 



200 
200 
500 

100_ 

1,000 

900 
175 

90_ 

1,165 

575 
1,545 

-LI 8 - 5 - 
3,305 

285 

600 
4,235 
JLi040_ 
5,875 



300 
300 
250 
_15_4_ 
292 

300 
400 
460 

.300. 
"400 

390 
390 
202_ 
375 

481 
397 
_280_ 
370 

222 

345 
455 
.296_. 
416 



247,500 
18,000 
12,500 

5,_400_ 

283,400 

60,000 
80,000 

230,000 
30,J300 

400,000 

351,000 
68,200 

lSLJOO 

437,300 

276,800 
613,600 
__J3L,400_ 
1,221,800 

63,300 

207,200 
1,927,700 
___308,J00__ 
2,443,200 



247,500 
18,000 
12,500 
5,_400_ 

283,400 

60,000 
80,000 
230,000 
_30,_000 
400,000 

351,000 
68,200 

437,300 



276,800 
613,600 
___331,J00 
1,221, 800 



63,300 

207,200 
1,927,700 
__ 308,J00 
2,443,200 



STATE TOTAL 



14,300 



12,600 



385 



4,849,000 



4,849,000 



Green Peppers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


925 


600 


1,200 


875 


900 


825 


Bradford 


125 


50 


100 


100 


50 


60 


Union 


50 


25 


50 


50 


50 


50 


Other Counties 


50 


25 






55_ 


35 


Area Total 


1,150 


700 


1,350 


1,025 


~ 1,055 


970 



continued 



39 



Green Peppers: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Lake 


100 


175 


100 


200 


200 


200 


Seminole 


225 


280 


300 


250 


200 


200 


Sumter 


575 


725 


425 


350 


450 


500 


Volusia 


75 


50 


50 


100 


— 


— 


Other Counties 




— 


— 


— 


35 


100 


Area Total 


975 


1,230 


875 


900 


885 


1,000 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Hardee 


225 


100 


125 


60 


— 


— 


Hillsborough and Manatee 


1,475 


1,715 


1,225 


1,205 


c/ 1,000 


c/ 900 


Polk 


150 


a/ 300 


a/ 300 


a/ 225 


200 


175 


Other Counties 


— 


— 






100 


90_ 


Area Total 


1,850 


2,115 


1,650 


1,490 


1,300 


~ 1,165 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Charlotte 


200 


175 


175 


— 




V 


Collier 


325 


525 


915 


1,075 


1,375 


575 


Hendry 


525 


475 


525 


685 


725 


1,545 


Lee 


575 


900 


1,000 


800 


b/ 1,500 


b/ 1, 185 


Other Counties 




— 


— 


— 


50 


" 


Area Total 


1, 625 


2, 075 


2,615 


2,560 


3,650 


3,305 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


475 


650 


625 


375 


350 


285 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


800 


975 


375 


375 


250 


600 


Martin 


400 


425 










Palm Beach (East) 


4,025 


5, 150 


4, 850 


5,350 


3,975 


4,235 


Other Counties 


— 


— 


915 


975 


935 


1^040 


Area Total 


5,225 


6,550 


6,140 


6,700 


5,160 


5,875 


Other Counties 


200 


180 


145 


150 






STATE TOTAL 


11,500 


13,500 


13,400 


13,200 


12,400 


12, 600 



a/ Includes Highlands. b/ Charlotte included in Lee. c/ Hillsborough Spring only. 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 











1962 


-63 Season 










Season 


County 






















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Total 


1961-62 


Alachua 














40 


213 


6 


259 


175 


Bradford 
















13 




13 


29 


Broward 


2 


49 


180 


415 


426 


992 


637 


196 


12 


1 


2910 


3193 


Collier 




3 


3 


5 


125 


160 


116 






412 


403 


Dade 


2 


5 


10 


12 


29 


30 


6 


5 




99 


107 


Duval 


1 


1 


1 


1 


3 


1 


3 


2 




13 


14 


Hardee 


2 










8 


34 


7 




51 


36 


Hendry 








2 


18 


4 


8 






32 




Hillsborough 


3 


2 


3 


5 


14 


25 


304 


96 


2 


454 


332 


Lake 














5 


5 




10 


38 


Lee 




5 




2 


51 


75 


112 


2 




247 


361 


Marion 








1 




1 


4 


5 




11 


20 


Martin 


3 


3 






13 


19 


24 






62 


96 


Orange 


1 








1 


1 


6 


10 




19 


10 


Palm Beach 


5 


30 


54 


90 


74 


158 


182 


141 


5 




739 


913 



continued 



70 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962 -63 (Continued) 













1962 


-63 Season 










Season 


County 
























Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 




Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


.June 


July 


Total 




Polk 










1 




1 


1 


1 






4 


3 


Seminole 




A 
4 


a 
o 


Q 




Q 
O 




Q 



8 


102 








TOO 


OUH1U21 
















1 


u\JO 






303 


147 


Union 


















2 


8 




10 


6 


Unknown 


3 


3 


5 


7 


7 




14 


22 


38 


10 


1 


110 


103 


Total 


10 


98 


264 


532 


539 




1427 


1175 


1345 


566 


10 


5966 


6108 



Green Peppers: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 





Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jcin. 


Feb. 


Mar 


Apr 




Jun 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 


1958-59 


Rail 


Bu. 

725 




3 


14b 


198 


165 


62 


129 


72 


44 




818 




Mixed 


725 




18 


116 


140 


95 


71 


74 


38 


13 




565 




Truck 


750 


2 


126 


429 


574 


472 


451 


458 


414 


212 


3 


3,141 




Total 


2 


147 


690 


912 


732 


584 


661 


524 


269 


3 


4,524 


1959-60 


Rail 


750 


2 


9 


10 


68 


62 


152 


307 


239 


321 


3 


1,173 




Mixed 


750 




6 


33 


92 


102 


139 


122 


70 


38 


2 


604 




Truck 


750 


13 


70 


159 


407 


412 


580 


625 


578 


500 


41 


3_j385 




Total 




15 


85 


202 


567 


576 


871 


1054 


887 


859 


46 


5,162 


1960-61 


Rail 


755 






27 


190 


319 


187 


115 


265 


175 




1,278 




Mixed 


755 




3 


48 


102 


109 


114 


69 


62 


21 


1 


529 




Truck 


750 




24 


274 


595 


654 


648 


642 


780 


433 


* 18 


4^68 




Total 






27 


349 


887 


1082 


949 


826 


1107 


629 


* 19 


5,875 


1961-62 


Rail 


775 




49 


211 


170 


124 


251 


143 


150 


76 


2 


1,176 




Mixed 


775 




26 


130 


124 


136 


134 


62 


47 


11 




670 




Truck 


750 


10 


227 


454 


618 


649 


746 


581 


653 


309 


15 


4^262 




Total 




10 


302 


795 


912 


909 


1131 


786 


850 


396 


17 


6,108 


1962-63 


Rail 


760 


3 


8 


34 


56 


27 


381 


283 


447 


172 


2 


1,413 




Mixed 


760 




9 


28 


48 


51 


117 


94 


42 


19 




408 




Truck 


750 


7 


81 


202 


428 


461 


929 


_798__ 


_856__ 


375 


8 


4,145 




Total 




10 


98 


264 


532 


539 


1427 


1175 


1345 


566 


10 


5,966 



* Includes 1 car in August. 



Green Peppers: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958- 59 

1959- 60 

1960- 61 

1961- 62 

1962- 63 


.3 

.2 

.2 


3.2 
1. 6 
.5 
4.9 
1.6 


15.3 
3.9 
5.9 

13.0 
4.4 


20.2 
11.0 
15.1 
14.9 
8.9 


16.2 
11.2 
18.4 
14.9 
9.0 


12.9 
16.9 
16.2 
18. 5 
23. 9 


14.6 
20.4 
14.1 
12. 9 
19. 7 


11. 6 
17.2 
18. 8 
13.9 
22. 6 


5.9 
16.0 
10. 7 
6.5 
9.5 


.1 
.9 
. 3 
.3 
.2 


100. 
100. 
100. 
100. 
100. 


Green Peppers: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 




Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958- 59 

1959- 60 

1960- 61 

1961- 62 

1962- 63 


2.40 
2.50 

3. 65 
2.50 


4. 55 
3.00 
4.90 
2.40 
3. 10 


2.20 
6. 70 
4. 05 
1. 85 
4. 35 


2. 75 
4. 75 
2.25 
2.75 
4. 40 


3. 30 

3. 80 

1. 90 

2. 85 

4. 95 


3. 45 
2. 80 
2. 75 
2. 80 
2. 35 


3. 60 

2. 65 

3. 70 
3. 80 
2.30 


4. 85 
3. 10 
2. 70 
4. 05 
2.25 


3.15 

1. 65 

2. 35 
2. 45 
1. 75 


1. 40 
1. 15 
1. 80 


3. 32 
3. 10 
2. 66 
2. 91 
2. 78 



71 



Green Peppers: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally 


Good Quality 


Pompano 


Plant City 


Rail 


Truck 


1 O ULl 


Calif. Wonders | 


Cuban 


Calif. Wonders 










Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 




Cars 


Car lots 


Carlots 


bushel 


bushel 


bushel 


1962-63 














Oct. 20 


— 


1 


1 


$ 


$ 


$ 


27 


2 


3 


5 






Nov. 3 


2 


6 


8 








10 


1 


11 


12 


4.25 






17 


2 


19 


21 


3. 75-5. 00 


2. 50-2. 75 




24 


— 


17 


17 


4.50-5.50 


3. 75-5. 00 




Dec. 1 


4 


46 


50 


3. 50-6. 00 


2. 50-4. 25 




8 


2 


56 


58 


2. 75-4. 50 


3. 50-4. 50 




15 


8 


47 


55 


4. 00-7. 25 


3. 50-6. 50 




22 


6 


35 


41 


4. 50-7. 50 


4. 25-5. 50 




29 


15 


42 


57 


5. 00-7. 00 


4.00-6.50 




Jan. 5 


10 


68 


78 


3. 75-5. 75 


2.25-4.00 




12 


2 


78 


80 


4. 25-6.50 


3. 00-4. 50 




19 


12 


96 


108 


4.00-8.50 


3. 75-5. 00 




26 


24 


126 


150 


4.00-6.50 


3.50-5.00 




Feb. 2 


15 


121 


136 


4. 00-5.25 


4. 00-4.50 




9 


6 


106 


112 


4. 00-7. 00 


4. 00-5. 00 




16 


9 


90 


99 


8. 50-12. 50 


5. 50-8. 00 




23 


— 


132 


132 


7.50-10. 00 


3. 00-6. 00 




Mar. 2 


29 


173 


202 


6.50-9.00 


3.25-5.00 




9 


80 


202 


282 


2. 75-6. 50 


1. 75-3. 50 




16 


129 


230 


359 


2. 50-3. 50 


1. 75-3. 00 




23 


87 


200 


287 


2. 00-3. 00 


1. 75-2. 75 




30 


62 


190 


252 


2. 00-3. 00 


1.50-2. 75 




Apr. 6 


66 


211 


277 


2. 25-3. 25 


1. 75-2. 75 




13 


57 


177 


234 


2. 25-3. 50 


1. 25-4. 00 




20 


69 


175 


244 


3. 00-4. 25 


2. 75-4. 50 




27 


72 


171 


243 


2. 75-4.25 


3. 00-4. 00 




May 4 


95 


174 


269 


1. 50-3. 75 


2. 50-4. 00 


2. 60-3. 80 


11 


118 


203 


321 


1. 75-3. 00 


3. 00-3.50 


2. 00-3. 40 


18 


72 


211 


283 






1. 60-3. 00 


25 


97 


214 


311 






1. 00-1. 80 


June 1 


98 


162 


260 






1. 00-1. 90 


8 


59 


131 


190 






1.20-2. 00 


15 


67 


123 


190 






1. 60-2. 00 


22 


30 


64 


94 








29 


4 


26 


30 








July 6 


2 


4 


6 








13 




2 


2 








20 




1 


1 








27 




1 


1 








Total 


1413 


4145 


5558 









72 



Green Peppers: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


|T ruck 


Albany 


21 


44 


12 


14 


33 


58 


Nashville 


— 


9 


2 


7 


2 


16 


Atlanta 


— 


73 


1 


50 


1 


123 


New Orleans 


— 


75 


5 


63 


5 


138 


Baltimore 


10 


98 


36 


21 


46 


119 


New York City 


351 


951 


471 


277 


822 


1228 


Birmingham 


— 


39 


— 


24 


— 


63 


Philadelphia 


133 


299 


191 


68 


324 


367 


Boston 


164 


196 


182 


60 


346 


256 


Pittsburgh 


57 


173 


80 


49 


137 


222 


Buffalo 


19 


81 


32 


14 


51 


95 


Portland, O. 


11 


1 


26 


24 


37 


25 


Chicago 


122 


208 


229 


145 


351 


353 


Providence, RI 


10 


54 


8 


17 


18 


71 


Cincinnati 


28 


25 


47 


31 


75 


56 


St. Louis 


2 


75 


6 


41 


8 


116 


Cleveland 


66 


93 


45 


54 


111 


147 


Salt Lake City 


4 


3 


2 


44 


6 


47 


Columbia 


— 


56 


3 


22 


3 


78 


San Antonio 


1 


75 


— 


297 


1 


372 


Dallas 


— 


54 




60 


— 


114 


San Francisco 


17 


76 


18 


278 


35 


354 


Denver 


— 


52 


— 


104 




156 


Seattle, Wash. 


23 


2 


24 


65 


47 


67 


Detroit 


174 


71 


109 


26 


283 


97 


Washington, DC 


9 


85 


14 


21 


23 


106 


Ft. Worth 




15 




27 




42 


Wichita, Kan. 




4 




12 




16 


Houston 


— 


25 




32 




55 


Total 


1253 


3308 


1715 


2938 


2968 


6246 


Indianapolis 


4 


25 


4 


13 


8 


38 


Montreal 


15 


114 


40 


24 


55 


138 


Kansas City 




58 




49 




107 


Ottawa 




5 




3 




8 


Los Angeles 


14 


62 


138 


832 


152 


894 


Toronto 


55 


49 


74 


24 


129 


73 


Louisville 


1 


21 


1 


16 


2 


37 


Vancouver 






21 


15 


21 


15 


Memphis 


1 


26 




21 


1 


47 


Winnipeg 








1 




1 


Miami 




53 


9 


24 


9 


77 


Total 


70 


168 


135 


67 


205 


235 


Milwaukee 


6 


19 


1 


14 


7 


33 
















Minneapolis 


5 


34 


19 


22 


24 


56 


TOTAL 


1323 


3476 


1850 


3005 


3173 


6481 



73 



IRISH POTATOES 
1962-63 



Production of winter and early spring Irish potatoes 
at 6,268,000 cwt. was 35 percent higher than the previous 
year, and nearly 9 percent above the 1957-61 average. The 
average yield of both crops combined at 179 cwt. established 
a record for an entire season, exceeding the 1953 - 54 crop 
yield by one cwt. , and compares with 152 cwt. , the previous 
year and 140 cwt. for the 1957-61 average. 

The value of the crop at $15,598,000 was 8 percent 
more than the previous year and 7 percent above average. 
Record values of production, not included in the average, 
were reached in 1954-55 and 1955-56. Value of production 
in each of these years exceeded $24 million. 

The crop year is divided into two seasons — winter and 
spring. Winter acreage harvested totaled 8, 300 acres, slight- 
ly above the 7,200 acres harvested the year before which was 
the lowest since 1935. Plantings were heavy to red— skinned 
varieties. The severe cold of December 10 - 16 killed vines 
in the Everglades and reduced yields on younger plantings. 
Harvest began in late December and was nearly finished by 
mid-February. Vines in Fort Myers - Immokalee were ser- 
iously damaged and yield prospects were reduced. Light 
salvage began on freeze damaged acreage in late January, 
but the acreage that recovered was late, delayed by late Feb- 
ruary and early March rains. Earliest planted fields in Dade 
County were burned severely but recovered rapidly. Harvest 



began about February 20 and continued through March and 
April. 

Ninety-two percent of the spring acreage was'grown 
at Hastings and plantings were principally of white skinned 
varieties. Utilization for shipping was heavy and considerable 
acreage was under contract for this purpose. The 24,600 
acre crop produced a high yield of 190 cwt. per acre which 
equaled the 1961 record yield. It exceeded the previous 
spring's yield of 145 cwt. per acre and the five year average 
of 148 cwt. Harvest started about April 1, and continued into 
mid-June. Market demand was poor resulting in delayed har- 
vest. Excellent yields were obtained on late plantings. This 
$11,124,000 crop averaged only $2.38 per cwt. , compared 
with the previous springs' $9,576,000 crop which averaged 
$3. 19 per cwt. , and the 1957-61 average value of $8,121,000 
and price of $2. 56 per cwt. 

Other spring producing areas are Balm - Plant City, 
Everglades, Gainesville - Lake Butler, and Escambia County 
in West Florida. In these areas, 2,200 acres harvested, 15 
percent less than the previous years acreage and compares 
to an average of 4,400 acres harvested during the 1957-61 
period. Even so, some production was not harvested due to 
market conditions — 18, 000 cwt. , was estimated as economic 
abandonment. Shipments from all areas were complete by 
July 1 — 1, 087 carlots were shipped in June. 



Irish Potatoes: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 — 



40,000 



30,000 — 



20,000 



10,000 




Production 
1,000 Cwt. 

9,000 



8,000 



7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4, 000 



3,000 



1952-53 1954-55 1956-57 1958-59 1960-61 1962-63 1964-65 



74 



Irish Potatoes: Acreage, Production, and Value in Florida 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Production 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


of Value 


Value 










1, 000 


1, 000 


Dollars 


1, 000 


WINTER: 


Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


1953 


15, 200 


15, 000 


159 


2, 385 


2, 385 


$ 3. 06 


$ 7,298 


1954 


11, 600 


11, 600 


183 


2,123 


2,123 


2.32 


4,925 


1955 


12, 800 


12, 800 


180 


2,304 


2,304 


4.09 


9,423 


1956 


16, 300 


16, 000 


173 


2,768 


2,768 


3. 76 


10,408 


1957 


25, 000 


O O AAA 

2o, 000 


140 


3,220 


2,960 


2. 14 


6,334 


1958 


17,500 


13,500 


96 


1, 296 


1, 296 


4. 75 


6, 156 


1959 


12,500 


12,000 


155 


1, 860 


1, 800 


2. 33 


4, 194 


1960 


10,000 


10,000 


110 


1, 100 


1, 100 


4. 65 


5, 115 


1961 


10,200 


9,700 


135 


1,310 


1, 310 


2. 85 


3, 734 


1962 


7,300 


7,200 


185 


1, 332 


1, 332 


2. 90 


3, 863 


1963 


8,400 


8,300 


155 


1,286 


1,286 


2. 92 


3,755 


SPRING: (Hastings Area) 














1953 


19,500 


19, 300 


153 


2, 953 


2, 835 


2. 42 


6, 861 


1954 


17,000 


17, 000 


186 


3,162 


3,162 


2. 66 


8,411 


1955 


21,000 


21, 000 


159 


3,339 


3,339 


3. 85 


12,855 


1956 


21,000 


21, 000 


168 


3,528 


3,528 


3. 49 


12,313 


1957 


26,000 


26, 000 


145 


3,770 


3,570 


1. 85 


6,604 


1958 


25,500 


25,500 


155 


3, 952 


3, 640 


1. 96 


7, 134 


1959 


21,500 


21,500 


125 


2, 688 


2, 500 


3. 08 


7, 700 


1960 


23,000 


22,800 


IOC: 


9 D C(\ 
£• , SOU 


9 QC. A 

4 , oo u 


9 (J A. 

o. ou 


1 C\ ft9fi 


1961 


21,000 


21,000 


190 


3, 990 


3, 990 


O A A 


Q 9 9Q 

o, ooy 


1962 


20,700 


20,700 


t AC 

145 


3, 002 


O AAO 

o, UUZ 


9 1Q 


A C7fi 

y , o io 


1963 


24,600 


24,600 


190 


4, 674 


4, 674 


9 9 Q 
£. OO 


11 1 OA 
IX, 1,44 


SPRING: (Other Area) 














1953 


7,700 


7, 200 


112 


806 


706 


2.25 


1,588 


1954 


4,200 


4, 200 


132 


554 


554 


2.51 


1,391 


1955 


4,700 


4, 200 


104 


437 


437 


4.58 


2,001 


1956 


5,200 


4, 700 


100 


470 


470 


4.26 


2,002 


1957 


6,000 


5, 300 


117 


620 


546 


1. 78 


972 


1958 


6,900 


5,400 


135 


729 


C A C 

64o 


9 9 C 

I. <SO 


1 AC A 

1, 404 


1959 


3,700 


3,500 


105 


368 


oeo 

ooo 


9 9 C 
O. OO 


1 9 99 
1, 400 


1960 


4,500 


4,500 


ion 

loO 


00 


000 


9 1 £ 
o. 10 


1, 04y 


1961 


3,500 


3,400 


150 


510 


510 


2. 31 


1, 178 


1962 


2,600 


2,600 


115 


299 


299 


3. 20 


957 


1963 


2,200 


2,200 


140 


308 


290 


2. 48 


719 


SPRING TOTAL: (Hastings 


and Other) 












1953 


27,200 


26,500 


142 


3, 759 


3,541 


2. 39 


8,449 


1954 


21,200 


21,200 


175 


3,716 


3,716 


2. 64 


9,802 


1955 


25,700 


25,200 


150 


3,776 


3,776 


3. 93 


14, 856 


1956 


26,200 


25,700 


156 


3,998 


3,998 


3.58 


14,315 


1957 


32,000 


31,300 


140 


4,390 


4, 116 


1. 84 


7,576 


1958 


32,400 


30,900 


151 


4, 681 


4, 286 


O (\f\ 


COO 

o, boo 


1959 


25,200 


25,000 


122 


3, 056 


9 QR Q 

& , boo 


^ ii 




1960 


27,500 


27,300 


126 


3, 435 


9 A 9 C 


o. by 


1 9 C7Q 


1961 


24,500 


24,400 


184 


4, 500 


A CI A A 

4, OUU 


£. Let 


V t OLt 


1962 


23,300 


23,300 


142 


3, 301 


9 9 A 1 

o, oUi 


Q 1 Q 

o. i.y 




1963 


26,800 


26,800 


186 


4, 982 


A AC A 

4, yt>4 




1 1 ftAQ 


ALL SEASONS: 














1952-53 


42,400 


41,500 


148 


6, 144 


5,926 


2. 66 


15,747 


1953-54 


32,800 


32, 800 


178 


5,839 


5,839 


2.52 


14,727 


1954-55 


38,500 


38, 000 


160 


6,080 


6,080 


3. 99 


24,279 


1955-56 


42,500 


41, 700 


162 


6,766 


6,766 


3.65 


24,723 


1956-57 


57,000 


54, 300 


140 


7,610 


7,076 


1.97 


13,910 


1957-58 


49,900 


44,400 


135 




0, 004 


u • UO 


1 A 7AA 


1958-59 


37,700 


37,000 


i 99 
loo 




4, 668 


2. 81 


13, 127 


1959-60 


37,500 


37,300 


122 


4,535 


4,535 


3.92 


17,794 


1960-61 


34,700 


34,100 


170 


5,810 


5,810 


2.29 


13,251 


1961-62 


30,600 


30,500 


152 


4,633 


4,633 


3. 11 


14,396 


1962-63 


35,200 


35,100 


179 


6,268 


6,250 


2.50 


15,598 



75 



Irish Potatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Production 
of Value 


Planted 


Harvested 




Acres 




W1JN I iLK 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


HILLSBOROUGH 














Hillsborough 


115 




100 


95 


9,500 


9,500 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier, Hendry & Lee 


1,425 




1, 340 


117 


157,100 


157,100 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Beach (West) 


1,260 




1,260 


95 


120,000 


120,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


5,320 




5,320 


178 


949,000 


949,000 


Indian River 


280 




280 


180 


50,400 


50,400 



Area Total 
STATE TOTAL 



5, 600 



5,600 



178 



8,400 



8,300 



155 



999,400 



1,286,000 



999,400 



1,286,000 



HASTINGS 

Flagler 

Putnam 

St. Johns 
Area Total 
WEST FLORIDA 

Escambia 
GAINESVILLE 

Alachua 

Bradford and Union 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - SARASOTA 

Hillsborough 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 

STATE TOTAL 



4,400 
5,400 
1 4, 800 
24, 600 

280 

470 

16_0_ 

630 

660 

630 



SPRING 

4,400 
5,400 

;L4^800_ 

24,600 

280 

470 

16_0_ 

630 

660 

630 



175 
165 
204_ 
190 

140 

147 

.130. 
143 

100 

180 



770,000 
891,000 
^l^OO 
4,674,000 

39,200 

69,000 

20,_800_ 

89,800 

66,000 

113,000 



770,000 
891,000 

4,674,000 

37,000 

67,600 

11,800 

79,400 

63, 600 

110,000 



26, 800 



26,800 



186 



4,982,000 



4,964,000 



ALL SEASONS 



HASTINGS 

Flagler 

Putnam 

St. Johns 
Area Total 
WEST FLORIDA 

Escambia 
GAINESVILLE 

Alachua 

Bradford and Union 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - SARASOTA 

Hillsborough 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 

CoUier, Hendry, and Lee 
EVERGLADES 

Palm Beach (West) 
LOWER EAST COAST 

Dade 

Indian River 
Area Total 

STATE TOTAL 



4,400 
5,400 
14,800 
24, 600 

280 

470 

16_0_ 

630 

775 

1,425 

1, 890 

5,320 

280_ 

5, 600 



4,400 
5,400 
-L4j800_ 
24,600 

280 

470 

160_ 

630 

760 

1,340 

1,890 

5,320 

280_ 

5,600 



175 
165 
_204_ 
190 

140 

147 
_13_0_ 
143 

99 

117 

123 

178 

180_ 

178 



770,000 
891,000 
_3,_013_,^00_ 
4,674,000 

39,200 

69,000 

20,_800_ 

89,800 

75,500 

157,100 

233,000 

949,000 

5q,_400 

999,400 



770,000 
891,000 
3,0 13, 000 
4,674,000 

37,000 

67,600 

11,_800 

79,400 

73,100 

157,100 

230,000 

949,000 

50,400 

999,400 



35,200 



35,100 
76 



179 



6,268,000 



6,250,000 



Irish Potatoes: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


HASTINGS 














Flagler 


5,500 


3,900 


3, 800 


3,200 


3,250 


4,400 


Putnam 


5,700 


4,600 


4, 800 


4,800 


4,750 


5,400 


St. Johns 


14^00 


13 L 000 


14JJ00 


13^000 


12,_700 


14j_800 


Area Total 


25,500 


21,500 


22,800 


21,000 


20,700 


24, 600 


WEST FLORIDA 














Escambia 


1,700 


825 


1,000 


600 


450 


280 


GAINESVILLE 














Alachua 


1,150 


775 


900 


765 


550 


470 




300 


l fin 




i fin 


125 


160 


Area Total 


1,450 


875 


1, 100 


925 


675 


630 


HILLSBOROUGH - SARASOTA 














Hillsborough 


a/ 475 


a/ 1,050 


a/ 1,275 


1, 350 


780 


760 


Other Counties 








350 


70 




Area Total 


475 


1,050 


1,275 


1, 700 


850 


760 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier, Hendry, and Lee 


2,410 


2,250 


1,445 


1,640 


1,415 


1,340 


EVERGLADES 














Palm Ttannh /Wp»st\ 


2 590 


2 300 


2 475 


1, 520 


1, 540 


1, 890 


SOUTH FLORIDA 














Dade 


8,450 


7, 200 


6 700 


6, 100 


4, 300 


5,320 


Indian River 








120 


300 


280 


Other Counties 


1^25 


1 L 000 


505 


495 


270 




Area Total 
STATE TOTAL 


10,275 


8,200 


7,205 


6,715 


4,870 


5,600 


44,400 


37,000 


37,300 


34,100 


30,500 


35,100 



a/ Includes Polk, Spring 1957-58 through 1959-60; Sarasota 1958-59 and 1959-60. 



Irish Potatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 





1962-63 Season 


Season 


County 
















Season 


Total 




December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


Total 


1961-62 


Alachua 




1 


3 




1 


37 


29 


71 


61 


Bradford 










1 






1 




Broward 


1 


18 


21 


46 


42 


7 




135 


133 


Clay 












42 




42 




Collier 








65 


95 


4 




164 


149 


Dade 




2 


49 


711 


834 


4 


1 


1601 


1482 


Duval 




2 


2 


4 


51 


344 


56 


459 


52 


Flagler 










204 


163 


14 


381 


678 


Hardee 












1 




1 


1 


Hendry 




17 


15 


6 








38 


3 


Hillsborough 




5 


2 


8 


49 


39 


1 


104 


121 


Indian River 








12 


20 






32 


44 


Lee 






6 


66 


71 


13 




156 


198 


Martin 




2 


2 






1 




5 




Okeechobee 










2 






2 




Palm Beach 


1 


81 


42 


50 


85 


109 


37 


405 


418 


Polk 






1 


13 


18 


1 




33 


4 


Putnam 










1230 


3187 


460 


4877 


743 


Sarasota 










2 


1 




3 


1 


St. Johns 


1 






2 


743 


2144 


422 


3312 


4583 


St. Lucie 










1 


1 




2 


2 


Seminole 




2 


2 


11 


17 


19 


2 


53 


60 


Union 












15 


8 


23 


32 


Volusia 










28 


49 




77 




Unknown 




1 


2 


6 


9 


16 


7 


41 


32 


Total 


3 


131 


147 


1000 


3503 


6197 


1037 


12018 


8797 



77 



Irish Potatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. | 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Cwt 






















1958-59 


Rail 


440 




34 


114 


466 


570 


1090 


1145 


14 




3 433 




lWixftd 


440 




2 


7 


5 


3 




\ 






19 




Truck 


430 





36 


165 


354 


779 


2201 


2241* 


390* 




6 166 




Total 






72 


286 


825 


1352 


3292 


3387 


404 





9, 618 


1959-60 


Rail 


455 




12 


48 


153 


289 


488 


1409 


363 




2, 762 




ATivpd 


455 




2 


5 


2 


5 


7 


6 






27 











99 


lul 


1 9fi 













fi 9QR 




Total 






37 


184 


275 


621 


1993 


4251 


1724 




9, 085 


1960-61 


Rail 


473 




12 


98 


146 


595 


1381 


3474 


264 




5,970 




Mixed 


450 




4 


g 


5 


6 


1 


5 


1 




30 




Truck 


430 




22 


131 


140 


483 


1574 


2845* 


492* 




5 687 




Total 






38 


237 


291 


1084 


2956 


6324 


757 


- 


11, 687 


1961-62 


Rail 


500 




18 


110 


213 


590 


1695 


2722 


21 




5 369 




Mixed 


485 




3 


14 


8 


6 


6 








37 




Truck 


430 





32 


130 


162 


391 


1196 


1598* 


198* 





3j_707 




Total 






53 


254 


383 


987 


2897 


4320 


219 




9, 113 


1962-63 


Rail 


507 






46 


49 


588 


2030 


4038 


572 




7,323 




Mixed 


487 






6 


4 


2 


1 








13 




Truck 


430 




3 


79 


94 


410 


1472 


2193* 


515* 




JLJ66 




Total 






3 


131 


147 


1000 


3503 


6231 


1087 




12,102 



* Includes estimated shipments from West Florida. 



Irish Potatoes: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958-59 


.7 


3.0 


8.6 


14.1 


34.2 


35.2 


4.2 




100. 


1959-60 


.4 


2. 


3.0 


6.8 


22.0 


46.8 


19.0 




100. 


1960-61 


.3 


2.0 


2.5 


9.3 


25.3 


54.1 


6.5 




100. 


1961-62 


. 6 


2.8 


4.2 


10. 8 


31.8 


47.4 


2.4 




100. 


1962-63 




1. 1 


1.2 


8.3 


28. 9 


51.5 


9. 




100. 



Irish Potatoes: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Average 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


1958-59 


3.30 


3.50 


2.10 


2. 06 


2. 66 


3. 33 


3. 85 




2. 81 


1959-60 




4. 35 


4. 60 


4. 75 


5.56 


3.57 


2.45 




3. 92 


1960-61 




3. 30 


3. 15 


2. 80 


2. 55 


1. 95 


2. 33 




2. 29 


1961-62 


3. 15 


3. 10 


2.90 


2. 95 


2. 89 


3. 30 


3. 40 




3. 11 


1962-63 




4. 30 


3. 40 


2. 95 


2. 74 


2. 31 


2. 02 




2. 50 



78 



Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 




Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Ending 








Dade Countv 


Lake Okeechobee 


Hastings 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Round Reds 


RnnnH RpHq 

11UU11U 11CUO 


Round Reds 


Sebagos 










Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 


Dols. per 




Cars 


C a riots 


Carlots 


50 lb. bag 


50 lb. bag 


50 lb. bag 


100 lb. bag 


IgoZ-ba 
















Dec. 29 




1 


1 


$ - 


<s 3_ oo 


$ 


$ 


Jan. 5 


6 


12 


18 




2.50-3.00 






12 


8 


19 


27 




2.50 






19 


9 


16 


25 




2.50 






26 


15 


24 


39 




2. 00 






Feb. 2 


14 


20 


34 




2.00 






9 


9 


24 


33 




2.00-2.25 






16 


2 


17 


19 




2. 50-3. 00 






23 


6 


18 


24 




3.00 






Mar. 2 


40 


41 


81 


1. 85-2. 00 


3.00 






9 


89 


55 


144 


1. 85-2. 00 








i c 
lb 


142 


63 


205 


1. 75-2. 00 








23 


153 


108 


261 


1. 60-1. 75 








30 


183 


159 


342 


1.50-1. 75 








Apr. 6 


265 


194 


459 


1. 50-1. 65 








Id 


ool 


301 


682 


1. 50-1. 65 






4. 00 


zu 


40 U 


411 


861 


1. 50-1. 75 






3.00-3.50 


25 f 


boo 


410 


1095 


1. 60-1. 75 


1. 75-2. 00 


1. 75-1. 85 


3.00 


May 4 


839 


473 


1312 




1. 75 


1. 60-1. 75 


2.50 


11 


964 


509 


1473 




1. 50-1. 60 


1. 60-1. 75 


2. 00 


18 


1011 


527 


1538 




1.50 


1. 35-1. 75 


2.25 


25 


887 


504 


1391 




1.25 


1. 10-1. 35 


2. 25-2. 50 


June 1 


co r7 
bz / 


356 


983 




1. 00 


1.10 


1. 75-2. 25 


Q 

o 




305 


744 




1. 00 




1. 75-2.25 


15 


87 


98 


185 










22 


12 


13 


25 










29 




4 


4 










Total 


7323 


4682 


12005 











Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 




Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Albany 


64 


21 


284 


336 


348 


357 


Nashville 


22 


16 


628 


388 


650 


404 


Atlanta 


16 


557 


694 


2547 


710 


3104 


New Orleans 


68 


50 


928 


724 


996 


774 


Baltimore 


59 


116 


1160 


2111 


1219 


2227 


New York City 


59 


168 


9886 


5691 


9945 


5859 


Birmingham 


8 


175 


580 


1166 


588 


1341 


Philadelphia 


164 


195 


2519 


3597 


2683 


3792 


Boston 


40 


36 


3833 


4304 


3873 


4340 


Pittsburgh 


203 


53 


1508 


1315 


1711 


1368 


Buffalo 


157 


42 


313 


1068 


470 


1110 


Portland, O. 


15 


2 


391 


1074 


406 


1076 


Chicago 


563 


29 


8623 


911 


9186 


940 


Providence, RI 


45 




162 


603 


207 


603 


Cincinnati 


126 


100 


1627 


671 


1753 


771 


St. Louis 


59 


26 


3438 


260 


3497 


286 


Cleveland 


313 


15 


1360 


2246 


1673 


2261 


Salt Lake City 


2 


12 


108 


692 


110 


704 


Columbia 


13 


92 


107 


941 


120 


1033 


San Antonio 




11 


672 


932 


672 


943 


Dallas 


12 


56 


1113 


1682 


1125 


1738 


San Francisco 


14 


14 


1128 


3864 


1142 


3878 


Denver 




18 


432 


3352 


432 


3370 


Seattle, Wash. 


31 




1382 


1182 


1413 


1182 


Detroit 


522 


64 


2423 


3034 


2945 


3098 


Washington, D. C. 


385 


103 


780 


1462 


1165 


1565 


Ft. Worth 


4 


8 


432 


558 


436 


566 


Wichita, Kan. 




1 


439 


558 


439 


559 


Houston 


11 


11 


1552 


768 


1563 


779 


Total 


3453 


2317 59396 


63626 62849 


65943 



79 continued 



Irish Potatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 (continued) 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


| Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Rail 


1 Truck 


Indianapolis 


20 


22 


1051 


1624 


1071 


1646 


Montreal 


121 


3 


3197 


1929 


3318 


1932 


Kansas City 


37 


59 


1403 


1036 


1440 


1095 


Ottawa 


2 




657 


215 


659 


215 


Los Angeles 


3 


28 


4130 


7649 


4133 


7677 


Toronto 


128 


4 


2331 


894 


2459 


898 


Louisville 


136 


69 


975 


1330 


1111 


1399 


Vancouver 


11 




694 


1054 


705 


1054 


Memphis 


72 


16 


977 


510 


1049 


526 


Winnipeg 






134 


1189 


134 


1189 


Miami 




112 


358 


725 


358 


837 


Total 


262 


7 


7013 


5281 


7275 


5288 


Milwaukee 


109 


10 


921 


603 


1030 


613 
















Minneapolis 


101 


10 


1079 


2112 


1180 


2122 


TOTAL 


3715 


2324 66409 


68907 70124 


71231 



80 



SPINACH FOR PROCESSING 
1962-63 



The 1963 spinach crop had a total value of $ 434,000. 
Growers harvested 2,000 acres with an average yield of 6. 8 
tons per acre. Total production amounted to 13,600 tons 
compared to 4,200 tons last year. Acres harvested, produc- 
tion, and value of production were the highest of record. In 
1960, production totaled 5, 400 tons and was valued at$190,000, 



the second highest of record. 

Florida's spinach crop is grown on the muck land at 
Zellwood in both Orange and Lake counties. The freeze in 
December improved the quality of the spinach by killing the 
grass and weed growth. Harvest began in mid-January and 
was completed the latter part of March. 



Spinach: Acreage, Production, and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1956 through 1963 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 


Processing 














Dols. per 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Tons 


Tons 


Tons 


ton 


dollars 


1956 


500 


450 


4.2 


1,900 


1,900 


35. 60 


68 


1957 


1,000 


800 


4. 6 


3,700 


3,700 


35. 00 


130 


1958 


i.ooo- 


500 


3. 6 


1,800 


1,800 


31.60 


57 


1959 


1,100 


1,000 


4.4 


4,400 


4,400 


30.00 


132 


1960 


1,000 


900 


6. 


5,400 


1 5,400 


35.20 


190 


1961 


1,100 


900 


5. 8 


5,200 


5,200 


33.50 


174 


1962 


1,000 


800 


5. 2 


•4,200 


4,200 


32. 60 


137 


1963 


2,100 


2,000 


6. 8 


13,600 


13,600 


31. 90 


434 



Acres 



3,500 



3,000 



2,500 — 



2,000 



1,500 — 



1,000 



500 



Spinach: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1956 through 1963 



Production 
1,000 Cwt. 




1956 



1958 



1960 



1962 



1964 



1966 



1968 



81 



SQUASH 
1962-63 



The value of 1962-63 production at $4,031,000 was 8 
percent greater than that of the previous year, and 12 percent 
above the 1957-61 average. The only crop year with a higher 
value of production than the current one was that of 1959-60 
at $4,540,000. The average price received per bushel was 
$3. 03, nearly equaling the $3. 05 of the previous season, but 
short of the five year average of $3.10. A total of 11,000 
acres was harvested which produced 1,331,000 bushels, 9 
percent more than was produced the previous season, and 11 
percent more than average. 

Fall production, estimated at 283,000 bushels, was 
26 percent less than that of the previous fall, and 19 percent 
below average produced. The average price received was 
$3. 03, a strong 60 percent increase over the previous years' 
$1. 89, but only 3 percent more than the five year fall aver- 
age. Winter production at 679,000 bushels was 26 percent 
higher than the previous winter, and nearly 64 percent above 
the 1957-61 winter average. The price received during the 
winter averaged $3.19, — 16 percent less than winter 1962. 
Spring production at 369,000 bushels was 22 percent more 
than the previous spring. This increase in production reduced 
the average price to $2. 73 per bushel, 15 percent below last 
spring. 

Fall and spring squash are produced rather State-wide, 
extending from north to south with some production from most 



areas where vegetable crops are grown. 

Nearly all varieties are in production most of the sea- 
son. Growers usually plant to suit the demand of markets 
receiving production of other crops from their area. Yellow 
crook-neck squash are grown in the Lake Butler, Citra, Plant 
City, Dade County areas in particular to ship with pole beans, 
field peas, and okra to southern markets. Acorn squash, 
butternut, cocozells, yellow straights and zuchlnnl are more 
acceptable in northern markets and are grown to move with 
bush beans, cucumbers, eggplants, etc., into those areas. 

Early fall production in north Florida was curtailed 
by dry weather, winding up with the November 11 - 12 frost 
Central Florida continued light production until cut off by the 
December 10 - 16 freeze. The same freeze seriously dam- 
aged squash in south Florida areas causing the percentages 
of total crop movement during December to be the lowest in 
many years. Reduced supplies continued during January. 
Prices reacted to the reduced volume satisfactorily. Since 
squash is a quick crop. February and March had increased 
volume which brought a lower than normal level of prices. 
April was the heavy volume month of spring with some sup- 
plies moving from all producing areas. Pompano, heaviest 
shipping point of the State, was practically through in late 
April, while Plant City northward continued the normal trend 
of spring harvest. 



Squash: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



12,500 — 



12,000 



10,500 



10,000 



9,500 




Production 
1,000 Bu. 

—.1,800 



1,600 

1,400 
1,200 

1,000 
800 
600 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-69 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



82 



Squash: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Bushels 


bushels 


bushels 


per bushel 


dollars 


FA T T • 
















1952 


2,800 


2,200 


76 


167 


167 


$ 3.31 


$ 553 


1953 


2,100 


1,900 


82 


155 


155 


2.94 


455 


1954 


2,800 


2,600 


110 




ooe 
ijOO 




DUU 


1955 


3, 800 


3,700 


115 


494 


oyo 


i. yo 


7fi7 


1956 


3,400 


3,100 


91 


981 








1 1^7 


4,200 


3,500 


1 (17 


O f O 








1958 


3,900 


3,700 


100 


369 


369 


2.40 


884 


1959 


4,000 


3,300 


81 


267 


267 


4. 53 


1 209 


1960 


3, 600 


3,100 


117 


362 


362 


2. 60 


942 


1961 


3,900 


3,200 


119 


381 


381 


1. 89 


720 


1962 


3,700 


2,900 


98 


283 


283 


3.03 


857 


W A1N A 
















1953 


4,400 


4,100 


95 


390 


390 


2.94 


1,148 


1954 


3,800 


3,700 


124 


457 


457 


3.11 


1,421 


±yoo 


4,300 


4,100 


J. OA 


538 


538 


2. 65 


1,424 


iyo o 


4,400 


3,900 


114. 


445 


445 


3. 44 


1, 533 


iyo t 


4,400 


4,200 




510 


510 


3. 23 


1, 648 




4,200 


1, 600 


71 
t A 


114 


114 


5. 89 


672 


1959 


4,400 


3,700 


86 


317 


317 


4.78 


1,516 


1960 


5,000 


4,400 


131 


576 


576 


3. 65 


2,105 


1961 


4,600 


4, 100 


136 


557 


557 


3. 36 


1,872 


1962 


4,200 


3,900 


138 


538 


538 


3. 78 


2,034 


1963 


5,400 


5,000 


136 


679 


679 


3. 19 


2,166 


















1953 


4,200 


3, 800 


90 


343 


343 


2. 18 


749 


1954 


4,500 


4,200 


95 


400 


331 


1. 70 


563 


±voo 


4,000 


4,000 


114 


457 


400 


2. 35 


941 


lyoo 


4,300 


3,800 


1 1 Q 
a Ay 


452 


431 


2. 06 


887 


xyo I 


4,400 


3,600 


Q1 


326 


326 


3. 44 


1, 123 


1958 


6,000 


5,500 


1 1 A 

114 


A9Q 




2. 18 


1 243 


1959 


4,500 


3,600 


86 


310 


310 


3.44 


1,066 




5,200 


4, 600 


126 


581 


521 


2. 35 


1,226 


1961 


3,800 


3,600 


119 


429 


398 


2.43 


969 


1962 


3,200 


2,700 


112 


302 


302 


3. 20 


965 


1963 


3,400 


3,100 


119 


309 


309 


2. 73 


1,008 


ALL SEASONS: 














1952-53 


11,400 


10, 100 


89 


900 


900 


2. 72 


2,450 


1953-54 


10,400 


9,800 


103 


1,012 


943 


2.59 


2,439 


1954-55 


11, 100 


10, 700 


1 90 


1, 281 


1, 224 


2. 42 


2,965 


1955-56 


12,500 


11,400 


X-LU 


1, 321 


1, 269 


2. 51 


3,187 


1956-57 


12,200 


10,900 


1 09 


1 117 


1, 117 


3. 24 


3,621 


1957-58 


14,400 


10, 600 


luO 


1 , 119 


1, 009 


2. 59 


2, 614 


1958-59 


12,800 


11,000 


91 


996 


996 


3.48 


3,466 


1959-60 


14,200 


12, 300 


116 


1,424 


1,364 


3. 33 


4,540 


1960-61 


12,000 


10,800 


125 


1,348 


1,317 


2. 87 


3,783 


1961-62 


11,300 


9,800 


125 


1,221 


1,221 


3.05 


3,719 


1962-63 


12,500 


11,000 


121 


1,331 


1,331 


3.03 


4,031 



83 



Squash: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


~D 1 q n tori 


J-I q t" v o c: tf^rl 
XI d I V calcU 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 




Acres 


Acres 
FALL 


Bushels 


Bushels 


Bushels 














Gadsden 


30 


30 


fift 


1 Q AA 

1, oUU 


1 AA 
J., OUU 


XT/""\T> TIT n ADTR A 












Alcll>Ull0 


150 


80 


40 


3, 200 


^ 9C\(\ 


VJ HL-iii la l. 


50 


50 


60 


3 000 


3, 000 


Marion 


250 


200 


40 


o , uyu 


ft nnn 


Union 


100 


100 




fi dflfl 
D , tuu 


fi Ann 
o, *±uu 


Other Counties 


120 


80 


A A 


O O AA 

_6j 1 00 


3j 200 


nTcd lOLHI 


670 


510 


47 






PVNTRAI FT HRTTlA 
L/iiilN ilviL J: i-i\JIXxUx\ 












piUffl IIHIIf! 


50 


40 


130 




s 9nn 


(~\ tVi -p Pniintipc 

KJ u-. 1 ■■_ 'J Uli t i«_ s 


30 


30 


100 


3, 000 


^ nnn 

o ■ uuu 


Area Total 


80 


70 


117 


Q 9 AA 
O, ZUU 


Q 9 AA 
0, ZUU 














Will cIvii'ai l crh 

1.1 il 13 UU 1 UUgll 


300 


220 


110 


94 9nn 


94. pnn 


1YJ. <l 1 Id C 


50 


40 


100 


4 000 


4 nnn 

*± , uuu 


Polk 


50 


40 


100 


a nnn 

^ , uuu 


a nnn 

UUU 


AIca lULal 


400 


300 


-LU 1 


<19 9nn 


^9 9nn 

u _ , _ U U 


PDRT MYFUS - IMMflKA T rf 

I: UIl 1 1V1 X iliXVO 1 1*1 1 V 1 ' 1 H LlCjXj 












UiilCl 


450 


350 


ion 


AO AAA 

, uuu 


A9 nnn 
4Z , UUU 


Lee 


300 


200 


i-UO 


91 (\{\f\ 
£1, UUU 


9 1 nnn 
^1 , uuu 




70 


50 


1 *}9 


fi fift.fi 
D , DUU 


fi Ann 

D , DUU 


nlca XOLcll 


820 


600 


lift 
i. 1 D 


fiQ, fififi 

oy , ouu 


fiQ finn 
oy , ouu 














Broward 


250 


170 


110 


18,700 


18,700 


Palm Beach (East) 


650 


570 


100 


57,000 


57,000 


Palm Beach (West) & Martin 


300 


190 


111 


21,100 


21,100 


Dade 


500 


460 


110 


50,600 


50, 600 


Area Total 


1,700 


1,390 


106 


147,400 


147,400 


STATE TOTAL 


3.700 


2. 900 


98 


283,000 


283,000 


WINTER 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


270 


170 


120 


20,400 


20,400 


Lee 


240 


220 


120 


26,400 


26,400 


Other Counties 


110 


80 


140 


11,200 


n_,2oq 


Area Total 


620 


470 


123 


58,000 


58,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Broward 


350 


310 


130 


40,300 


40,300 


Dade 


2,500 


2,400 


140 


336,000 


336,000 


Palm Beach (East) 


1,800 


1,740 


135 


234,900 


234,900 


Palm Beach (West) & Martin 
Area Total 


130 


80 


122 


9,800 


9,800 


4,780 


4,530 


137 


621,000 


621,000 


STATE TOTAL 


5.400 


5.000 


136 


679,000 


679,000 


SPRING 


WEST FLORIDA 












Gadsden 


80 


80 


85 


6,800 


6,800 


NORTH FLORIDA 












Alachua 


90 


90 


90 


8,100 


8,100 


Marion 


250 


250 


70 


17,500 


17,500 


Union 


50 


50 


150 


7,500 


7,500 


Other Counties 


110 


110 


85 


9,400 


9,400 


Area Total 


500 


500 


85 


42,500 


42,500 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Seminole 


80 


80 


130 


10,400 


10,400 


Other Counties 


50 


50 


114 


5,700 


5,700 


Area Total 


130 


130 


124 


16,100 


16,100 



continued 

84 



Squash: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


i — 1 

Planted | Harvested 


per 
Acre 


Production 


Sold 



Acres Acres Bushels Bushels Bushels 



SPRING (Continued) 



HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 
Hillsborough 
Manatee 
Polk 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 
Collier 
Lee 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
LOWER EAST COAST 
Broward 
Dade 

Palm Beach (East) 
Palm Beach (West) & Martin 
Area Total 



750 
100 
50 

40 

940 

200 
300 

150 

650" 

225 
400 
250 
__225 
1,100 



650 
100 
50 
_J0 
840 

200 
300 
150 
650 " 

125 
350 
200 
225 
900 _ 



120 

120 

100 

108_ 

118 

140 

150 

143_ 

145 

120 

120 

120 

128_ 

122 



78,000 
12,000 
5,000 

4,_300 

99,300 

28,000 
45,000 
_21,_500 
94,500 

15,000 
42,000 
24,000 
_28 J J00 
109, 800 



78,000 
12,000 
5,000 

4_,300_ 

99,300 

28,000 
45,000 
_21J500 
94,500 

15,000 
42,000 
24,000 
_28,_800_ 
109,800 



STATE TOTAL 



3,400 



3, 100 



119 



369,000 



369,000 



ALL SEASONS 



WEST FLORIDA 

Gadsden 
NORTH FLORIDA 

Alachua 

Gilchrist 

Marion 

Union 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Seminole 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 

Hillsborough 

Manatee 

Polk 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 
Collier 
Lee 

Other Counties 
Area Total 
LOWER EAST COAST 
Broward 
Dade 

Palm Beach (East) 
Palm Beach (West) & Martin 
Area Total 

STATE TOTAL 



110 

240 
50 
500 
150 
_230_ 
1,170 

130 

J30_ 

210 

1,050 
150 
100 
_40 

1,340~ 

920 
840 

330. 

2,090 



110 

170 

50 
450 
150 
__190 
1,010 

120 

_80 

200 



870 
140 
90 

40_ 

1,140 

720 
720 
__280_ 
1,720 



78 

66 
60 
57 
93 
_66_ 
66 



130 

10_9_ 

122 



117 

114 

100 

108_ 

115 



126 
128 
JL40_ 
129 



8,600 

11,300 
3,000 
25,500 
13,900 
12J300 
66,300 



15, 600 

8^700 

24, 300 

102,200 
16,000 
9,000 

4,_300 

131,500 

90,400 
92,400 
_39j_300 
222,100 



825 
3,400 
2,700 

655_ 

7,580 



605 
3,210 
2,510 

495. 

6,820 



122 

134 

126 

121_ 

129 



74,000 
428,600 
315,900 
_59,J700 
878,200 



8,600 

11,300 
3,000 
25,500 
13,900 
_12,j?00 
66,300 

15,600 

8.J700 

24,300 

102,200 
16,000 
9,000 

4,_300_ 

131,500 

90,400 
92,400 
_39 J J00_ 
222,100 



74,000 
428, 600 
315,900 
_59,_700 
878,200 



12,500 



11,000 
85 



121 



1,331,000 



1,331,000 



Squash: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Ac res 


Acres 


A f T*£i O 

ALi ca 


WEST FLORIDA 














Gadsden 


50 




100 


75 




110 


Other Counties 






50 


25 


100 




Area Total 


50 




150 


100 


100 


110 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Alachua 


225 


200 


145 


225 


160 


170 


Bradford 


75 


50 


50 


25 






Gilchrist 


25 


50 


25 




40 


50 


Hamilton 


100 


100 


75 


25 






Jefferson 


75 


75 






__ 





Levy 


75 


75 


100 


50 






Madison 


150 


150 


75 


50 






Marion 


750 


750 


875 


775 


520 


450 


Union 


150 


175 


100 


125 


115 


150 


Other Counties 










195 


190 


Area Total 


1,625 


1,625 


1,445 


1,275 


1,030 


1,010 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Orange & Seminole 


100 


150 


100 


95 


115 


120 


Sumter 


50 


25 


50 


25 


50 




Volusia 


25 


25 


25 






__ 


Other Counties 











40 


80 


Area Total 


175 


200 


175 


120 


205 


200 


HILLSBOROUGH - MANATEE 














Hardee 


150 


150 


125 


75 


40 




Hillsborough 


1, 600 


1, 150 


1, 575 


1, 400 


1, 110 


870 


Manatee 


175 


175 


125 


115 


105 


140 


Polk 


100 


100 


150 


140 


90 


90 


Other Counties 


25 








25 


40 


Area Total 


2, 050 


1, 575 


1, 975 


1, 730 


1, 370 


1, 140 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 














Collier 


400 


575 


455 


700 


700 


720 


Hendry 


450 


425 


325 


325 






Lee 


475 


525 


1, 275 


950 


615 


720 


Other Counties 










155 


280 


Area Total 


1, 325 


1, 525 


2,055 


1, 975 


1,470 


1, 720 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Broward 


1, 300 


1, 050 


1, 150 


850 


575 


605 


Dade 


1,450 


2,200 


2, 600 


2, 500 


2, 775 


3,210 


Palm Beach (East) 


2, 000 


2, 250 


2, 400 


2, 050 


2, 175 


2, 510 


Palm Beach (West) & Martin 


350 


175 


125 




100 


495 


Area Total 


5,100 


5, 675 


6,275 


5,400 


5,625 


6, 820 


Other Counties 


275 


400 


225 


200 






STATE TOTAL 


10, 600 


11, 000 


12, 300 


10, 800 


9, 800 


11, 000 



Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 












1962-63 


Season 










Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 


Alachua 


1 




1 










2 


10 


1 


15 


17 


Broward 


10 




79 


65 


151 


178 


181 


108 


13 


1 


786 


677 


Collier 






1 


5 


3 


1 


15 


17 


5 


4 


51 


39 


Dade 


2 1/ 


26 


10 


20 


69 


59 


23 


2 


2 2/ 213 


198 


Duval 


1 




1 


1 


1 


2 


2 


2 


2 




12 


14 



continued 



B6 



Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



_ U LLIi ■. i 










1962-63 Season 










Season 

Total 


Opt 


No 
— °-Y_: 


Dec 


1 

.Tan 

O all, l 


1 

Feb. ' 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


.. . 1 . • 1 : 

1 Oull 


Hardee 


2 


2 










2 


2 




8 


7 


Hendry 












1 








1 








at) 


6 


\J 


10 


10 


Do 


AO 


O 
£t 


AO i 


1 71 
1(1 


Lee 










J. 


5 


21 


17 






by 


DO 


Marion 


b 1/ 


9 
A 










rr 






1 


OCX 




Orange 




2 


1 








2 


1 




6 


5 


Palm Beach 


8 


37 


29 


46 


66 


57 


45 


16 


i 


305 


316 


t>t. J-.ucie 










2 




1 






3 


o 
2 


Seminole 


2 


8 


2 


1 


2 


4 


21 


10 


i 


51 


45 


Sumter 


3 


1 










2 


2 




8 


10 


Union 


1 


2 










2 


6 




11 


13 


Unknown 




6 


4 


6 


8 


11 


10 


7 




52 


37 


Total 


46 1/ 


197 


128 


235 


343 


361 


317 


138 


13 


1778 


1638 



1/ Includes September shipments. 2/ Includes one shipment in July. 



Squash: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



!rop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Season 
Total 






Bushel 
























1958-59 


Rail 


585 


2 


1 


3 


1 






3 


3 






13 




Mixed 


585 


4 


14 


20 


14 


8 


7 


13 


7 






87 




Truck 


650 


90* 


181 


166 


145 


122 


143 


186 


172 


13 




_L218 




Total 




96 


196 


189 


160 


130 


150 


202 


182 


13 




1,318 


1959-60 


Rail 


750 




3 




1 




3 


8 


20 






35 




Mixed 


750 




1 


10 


16 


15 


22 


12 


16 


1 




93 




Truck 


650 


57* 


125 


140 


241 


197 


317 


322 


295 


31 


1 


1,726 




Total 




57 


129 


150 


258 


212 


342 


342 


331 


32 


1 


1,854 


1960-61 


Rail 


790 








1 






18 


1 






20 




Mixed 


790 




6 


14 


16 


32 


15 


17 


4 






104 




Truck 


650 


52* 


191 


221 


245 


230 


238 


344 


135 


11 




lj.667 




Total 




52 


197 


235 


262 


262 


253 


379 


140 


11 




1,791 


1961-62 


Rail 


690 




2 


4 


17 


9 




3 


4 






39 




Mixed 


690 


1 


6 


17 


18 


21 


8 


4 


6 


1 




82 




Truck 


650 


70* 


181 


228 


232 


257 


182_ 


154 


193 


20 




1^517 




Total 




71 


189 


249 


267 


287 


190 


161 


203 


21 




1,638 


1962-63 


Rail 


710 






4 


5 


1 


18 


13 


5 






46 




Mixed 


710 




7 


6 


9 


5 


13 


15 


4 






59 




Truck 


650 


46* 


190 


118 


221 


337 


330 


289 


129 


12 


1 


JL67_3 




Total 




46 


197 


128 


235 


343 


361 


317 


138 


12 


1 


1, 778 



* Includes September shipments. 



Squash: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 

















Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 


Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Total 




Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


Per. 


1958-59 


7.3 


14.9 


14.3 


12.1 


9.9 


11.4 


15.3 


13.8 


1.0 




100. 


1959-60 


3.1 


7.0 


8. 1 


13.9 


11.4 


18.4 


18.5 


17.9 


1.7 




100.0 


1960-61 


2.9 


11.0 


13.1 


14.6 


14.6 


14.1 


21.2 


7.8 


.7 




100. 


1961-62 


4.3 


11.6 


15.2 


16.3 


17.5 


11.6 


9. 8 


12.4 


1.3 




100. 


1962-63 


2.6 


11.1 


7.2 


13.2 


19.3 


20.3 


17. 8 


7.8 


.7 




100. 



87 



Squash: Average Price per Bushel for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 







i 


















Season 


Crop Year 


Sept. 


! Oct. 
i 


j Nov. 


j Dec. 


; Jan. 


i Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Average 



Dols. Pols. Pols. Pols . Pols . Pols . Pols . Pols . Pols . Pols . Pols . 



1958-59 


1. 


80 


1.80 


1.95 


3. 10 


4.05 


5.40 


5.00 


4 00 


2.95 


1.95 


1959-60 


2. 


15 


4. 65 


5.10 


4. 15 


3.45 


5.20 


3.40 


2.75 


1.95 


1. 90 


1960-61 


1. 


85 


1.85 


2.30 


3.05 


3. 10 


3.30 


3.75 


2.25 


2. 85 


2.50 


1961-62 






1.60 


2.10 


1. 80 


3. 75 


2.95 


5.10 


4.45 


2.35 


1.40 


1962-63 






3.20 


2.55 


3. 65 


4.45 


2.55 


3.00 


2. 85 


2. 50 


2. 00 










Squash: 


Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 





3.48 
3.33 
2.87 
3. 05 
3.03 



by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


shipments 


Pompano 


Pade County 


Plant City 


Truck 


Yellow Straights | 


Italian Acorn 


Yellow Crooks 


Yellow Crooks 



1962 -63 
Sept. 22 

29 

Oct. 6 
13 
20 
27 

Nov. 3 
10 
17 
24 

Pec. 1 

8 
15 
22 
29 

Jan. 5 
12 
19 

26 

2 
9 
16 

23 

Mar. 2 

9 
16 
23 
30 



Feb. 



Apr. 



6 
13 
20 
27 

May 4 
11 
18 

25 

June 1 
8 
15 

22 
29 

July 6 
Total 



Car lots 

1 

1 

3 
7 
9 
13 

23 
41 
46 
57 

44 
46 
31 
14 
14 

18 
28 
52 
74 

73 
74 
86 
107 

77 
86 
78 
69 
64 

65 
64 
59 
81 

54 
51 
30 
13 

6 
5 
4 
2 
1 



Pols, per 
5/9 Bu. Crt. 



2. 


25 


-2. 


50 


1. 


75 


-3. 


25 




75 


-2. 


75 




75 


-1. 


75 


1. 


50 


-2. 


50 


2. 


25 


-4. 


00 


3. 


00 


-4. 


00 


3. 


00 


-5. 


25 


3. 


50- 


-5. 


00 


4. 


00- 


-5. 


50 


2. 


00 


-4. 


50 


1. 


00- 


-3. 


50 




50- 


-1. 


75 


1. 


75- 


-2. 


50 




75 


-3. 


75 




75 


-2. 


50 




75- 


-1. 


50 


1. 


00 


-2. 


00 




90 


-2. 


00 


1. 


25 


-1. 


50 


2. 


50 


-3. 


00 


1. 


50 


-3. 


00 


1. 


25 


-2. 


50 


1. 


50 


-2. 


25 


1. 


25 


-2. 


50 


1. 


50- 


-2. 


00 



Pols, per 
1/2 Bu. Bkt. 



2.25 

1. 75-2.25 
1. 75-2.00 

. 60-1.25 
1. 00-1.50 
1. 25-5. 00 
2.50-5.50 

2. 25-4. 00 

2.25-4. 00 
2. 75-4.50 

3. 00-3.50 
1.75-4.50 

1. 75-3.50 
1. 00-3.00 
. 75-1. 75 
1. 00-2. 00 

1. 75-3. 50 
1. 00-2.50 
1.50-3.50 
1.50-2.50 
3. 00-4. 00 

2.50-4.25 
2.00-4.50 
1. 25-2.50 
. 75-2. 00 

1.25-3.00 



Pols, per 
1 1/9 Bu. Crt. 







2. 


75 






2. 


75 






3. 


00 


2. 


50- 


4. 


00 


4. 


00- 


5. 


00 


4. 


00- 


5. 





4. 


00- 


5. 


00 


4. 


50- 


5. 


00 


4. 


50- 


5. 


00 






5. 


00 






5. 


00 


5. 


00- 


5. 


50 






5. 


50 






6. 


50 


5. 


00- 


•6. 


50 


3. 


75- 


■5. 


50 


2. 


50- 


•4. 


00 


2. 


25- 


•3. 


00 






2. 


25 






2. 


25 


1. 


75- 


■2. 


25 


2. 


00- 


■2. 


25 


2. 


00- 


•2. 


25 



Pols, per 
bushel 



1. 


75- 


-2.50 


1. 


50- 


-3. 00 


2. 


so- 


-3.00 


3. 


so- 


-6.50 






8.00 






8. 00 


7. 


so- 


-8. 00 






10. 00 






8. 00 


5. 


00 


-6. 00 


3. 


00 


-3.50 


2. 


50 


-3.50 


2. 


50 


-3.50 


2. 


00 


-2.50 






2. 00 


2. 


00 


-2.50 


2. 


50 


-3.50 


3. 


50 


-4. 00 


5. 


00 


-7.00 


4. 


00 


-5, 00 


3. 


50 


-4.00 



Pols, per 
bushel 



2.90-7. 60 
2.70-7.50 
2.30-7.60 
1. 30-5. 10 

1. 40-3. 70 
1.10-3.70 
1. 00-4. 60 
1. 00-4. 90 

1.00-3.50 



1,672 



88 



Squash: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 1 Truck 


Rail 


[ Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


11 




25 


36 


Nashville 




H 


8 




19 


Atlanta 


105 




78 


183 


New Orleans 




1 7 


23 




40 


Baltimore 


25 




21 


46 


New York City 


5 


297 


2 323 


7 


620 


Birm ingham 


51 




36 


87 


Philadelphia 




*±«7 


63 




112 


Boston 


2 72 




498 


2 570 


Pittsburgh 




ou 


30 




60 


Buffalo 


27 




49 


76 


Portland, O. 


A 

*± 




79 


4 


79 


Chicago 


4 46 




101 


4 147 


Providence, RI 




20 


50 




70 


Cincinnati 


10 




18 


28 


St. Louis 




12. 


10 




21 


Cleveland 


19 




61 


80 


Salt Lake City 






32 




32 


Columbia 


1 61 




33 


1 94 


San Antonio 




63 


85 




148 


Dallas 


68 




87 


155 


San Francisco 




25 


403 




428 


Denver 


35 




160 


195 


Seattle, Wash. 


7 


1 


133 


7 


134 


Detroit 


35 




47 


82 


Washington, DC 




37 


28 




65 


Fort Worth 


13 


__ 


29 


42 


Wichita, Kan. 






7 


__ 


7 


Houston 


32 





7 


39 


Total 


24 


1273 


3 3636 


27 


4909 


Indianapolis 


3 





3 


6 


Montreal 




14 


11 




25 


Kansas City 


9 


— 


11 


20 


Ottawa 


— 




3 


— 


3 


Los Angeles 


1 22 




1038 


1 1060 


Toronto 


15 


4 


99 


15 


103 


Louisville 


7 




2 


9 


Vancouver 






3 28 


3 


28 


Memphis 


19 




17 


36 


• Winnipeg 






1 2 


1 


2 


Miami 


37 




13 


50 


Total 


15~ 


18 


4 143 


19 


161 


Milwaukee 


1 




6 


7 














Minneapolis 


4 


1 


22 


1 26 


TOTAL 


39 


1291 


7 3779 


46 


5070 



89 



STRAWBERRIES 
1962-63 



The $5, 683, 000 value of production during the 1962-63 
crop year broke the record established in 1961-62 when a 
$4,740,000 crop was sold. The high level price per pound 
was maintained, fluctuating slightly. At 34.2 cents, the aver- 
age price per pound was only 3 percent less than the previous 
year, and 2 percent more than the 1957-61 average. 

Production totaled 16,600,000 lbs. , a new high re- 
sulting apparently from improved cultural practices rather 
than increased acreage. An estimated 2, 000 acres were har- 
vested compared to 1,900 last year and the 1957-61 average 
of 2,040 acres. 

As can be readily observed, yields caused most of 
the increase in production in 1962- 63: the 8,300 lbs. per 
acre compares with 7,100 lbs. the previous year, and 3,020 
during the 1957-61 period. 

The acreage continued high along the Lower East Coast, 
but Plant City has started an increasing trend. Production 
peaked during March. East Palm Beach County reported most 
berries shipped. Hillsborough County was second in ship- 



ments and Dade County third. Air freight, not listed by coun- 
ties, is in addition to this. 

Harvest had started at Plant City when the December 
10 - 16 freeze came, causing delay and bloom drop. This 
along with an early January frost extended harvest into late 
January. Production increased in February and peaked in 
March. 

The Lower East Coast crop sustained only minor cold 
damage. Growth was slowed and harvest delayed, but har- 
vest was active in mid-January, increased during February 
to near full production early in the month and peaked in March. 
Seasonal decline of production started in late March, but some 
supplies continued from this area into May. 

Starke or North Florida shipped most of their pro- 
duction during March and April. The acreage was up slightly. 
Yields and prices were generally good. 

Practically all the State's production was grown on 
plastic covered beds. 



Strawberries: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



7,000 



6,000 



5,000 



4,000 



3,000 



2,000 



1,000 




Production 
1,000 Lbs. 

22,000 



19,000 



16,000 



13,000 



10,000 



7,000 



4,000 



1952-53 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



1962-63 1964-65 



'JO 



Strawberries: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63* 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield | 
per 


Total 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 


Planted 


Harvested 


Production 


Value 










1 000 


l nnn 




i nnn 




Acres 


Acres 


Pounds 


|JU UI1U b 


pounds 


per pound 




WINTER: 
















1952-53 


3,800 


3,700 


2,190 


8, 103 


8,103 


27. 1 


2,198 


1953-54 


2,800 


2,600 


2,260 


5,876 


5,876 


32. 7 


1,922 


1954-55 


3,400 


3,400 


3, 070 


10 438 


in A^ft 

lu, iiiO 


97 7 


9 RQ9 


1955-56 


3, 700 


3,700 


2, 860 


10 582 




97 4 


2 897 


1956-57 


3,600 


3,500 


1, 700 


5, 950 


5 950 


29. 5 


1 757 


1957-58 


2, 600 


2,000 


1, 300 


2 600 


9 fifiO 
t ouu 


9fi n 


675 


1958-59 


1,500 


1,500 


2, 200 


3 300 


O j OUv 


4.1 ^ 

^ J. . u 


1 ^7n 


1959-60 


1,400 


1,400 


5,100 


7,140 


7, 140 


38. 2 


2,728 


1960-61 


1, 900 


1,800 


4,800 


8, 640 


8,640 


32.5 


2,812 


1961-62 


2,000 


1,900 


7,100 


13,490 


13,490 


35. 1 


4,740 


1962-63 


2,100 


2,000 


8, 300 


16,600 


16, 600 


34. 2 


5,683 



Includes processing. 



Strawberries: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Acre 



Acres Acres Pounds Pounds Pounds 



WINTER 

NORTH FLORIDA 

Bradford (Includes Alachua) 210 200 7,000 1,400,000 1,400,000 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 

Hillsborough 500 490 7,000 3,430,000 3,430,000 

Polk 50 40 7,000 280,000 280,000 

Other Counties 140 _130 li_ 5 J2 983J300 983JJ00 

Area Total 690 660 7,110 4,693,000 4,693,000 
LOWER EAST COAST 
(Broward, Dade, 

and Palm Beach, East) 1,200 1,140 9,217 10,507,000 10,507,000 



STATE TOTAL 2,100 2,000 8,300 16,600,000 16,600,000 



Strawberries: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH FLORIDA 














Bradford (Includes Alachua) 


175 


150 


175 


160 


200 


200 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Hardee 


25 












Hillsborough 


1,450 


900 


650 


600 


350 


490 


Polk 


75 


50 


50 


50 


50 


40 


Sumter 


75 


75 


75 


25 






Other Counties 










50 


130 


Area Total 


1,625 


1,025 


775 


675 


450 


660 



continued 



Strawberries: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


LOWER EAST COAST 
Area Total a/ 
Other Counties 


125 
75 


265 
60 


350 
100 


740 
225 


1,250 


1, 140 


STATE TOTAL 


2,000 


1,500 


1,400 


1,800 


1,900 


2,000 



a/ Includes Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties. 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 


1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 
1961-62 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


Bradford 








18 


36 




54 


32 


Broward 




3 


6 


7 


3 




19 


10 


Dade 




31 


58 


61 


30 




180 


269 


Duval 








2 


2 


1 


5 


3 


Hardee 
















8 


Hillsborough 




4 


56 


123 


13 




196 


147 


Palm Beach 


3 


28 


75 


105 


79 


12 


302 


190 


Polk 
















2 


Seminole 






1 


1 


2 




4 


2 


Union 










5 




5 




Unknown 




3 


8 


7 


4 


2 


24 


16 


Total 


3 


69 


204 


~"324~ 


~ 174 


15 


789 


679 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load* 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


1958-59 


Rail 


1440 


















Truck 


1400 


3 


24 


23 


38 


8 


96 




Total 




3 


24 


23 


38 


8 


96 


1959-60 


Rail 


1440 








7 


2 




9 




Air Freight 1400 




6 


21 


28 


19 


1 


75 




Truck 


1400 




24 


82 


103 


74 


2 


285 




Total 






30 


103 


138 


95 


3 


369 


1960-61 


Rail 


1440 






3 


33 






36 




Air Freight 1400 


1 


15 


31 


39 


2 




88 




Truck 


1400 




23 


82 


202 


23 


1_ 


331 


1961-62 


Total 
Rail 1440 
Air Freight 1400 
Truck 1400 

Total 


1 

1 
19 
14 
34 


38 

19 
69 
88 


116 

26 
20 
164 
210 


274 
41 
18 
235 
294 


25 
13 
11 
115 
139 


1 

1 
1 


455 
81 
87 
598 
766 



92 continued 



Strawberries: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida 

by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 


1962-63 


Rail 


1430 




i 


2 


14 






17 




Air Freight 1400 


4 


27 


32 


20 


8 




91 




Truck 


1400 


3 


68 


202 


310 


174 


15 


772 




Total 




7 


96 


236 


344 


182 


15 


880 



* Equivalent 12 pint flats. 



Strawberries: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958-59 


3.1 


25. 


24.0 


39.6 


8.3 




100.0 


1959-60* 




8.1 


27.9 


37.4 


25.8 


,8 


100.0 


1960-61* 


.2 


8.4 


25.5 


60.2 


5.5 


.2 


100.0 


1961-62* 


4.4 


11.5 


27.4 


38.4 


18.1 


.2 


100.0 


1962-63* 


.8 


10.9 


26. 8 


39. 1 


20.7 


1.7 


100.0 



* Includes air freight. 



Strawberries: Average Price per Pound for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


December 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


♦Season 
Average 




Cents 


Cents. 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


Cents 


1958-59 


60. 


50.0 


48. 


35.0 


27.0 




41.5 


1959-60 




54. 9 


45. 3 


40.0 


31.4 


26.4 


38.2 


1960-61 




56.4 


44.9 


28. 1 


25.4 




32. 5 


1961-62 


52. 6 


41.3 


34. 1 


31.8 


36. 8 




35. 1 


1962-63 


45. 


43.0 


34. 6 


30.5 


35.6 


36. 6 


34.2 


* Season average price includes processing. 



Strawberries: Rail and Truck Shipments 

by Weeks, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state Shipments 


Week 


Out-of-state Shipments 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Ending 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 






Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


1962-63 


















Dec. 29 




1 


1 


Mar. 


8 


3 


79 


82 












16 


5 


74 


79 


Jan. 5 




3 


3 




23 


4 


65 


69 


12 




4 


4 




30 


2 


63 


65 


19 


1 


16 


17 


Apr. 


6 




68 


68 


26 




22 


22 


13 




49 


49 








45 




20 




33 


33 


Feb. 2 


1 


44 




27 




23 


23 


9 




48 


48 










16 




49 


49 


May 


4 




13 


13 


23 




43 


43 




11 




8 


8 


Mar. 1 


1 


67 


68 






~17 


772 


789 



93 



Strawberries: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 



City 


Car lots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


i 

| Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


— 


1 


— 


58 


— 


59 


Nashville 


. — ' 


4 


— 


10 


— 


14 


Atlanta 


— 


30 


3 


52 


3 


82 


New Orleans 


— 


22 


9 


80 


9 


102 


Baltimore 


— 


41 


40 


114 


40 


155 


New York City 


5 


151 


365 


262 


370 


413 


Birmingham 


— 


15 


— 


34 


— 


49 


Philadelphia 


— 


89 


111 


237 


111 


326 


Boston 


1 


13 


141 


117 


142 


130 


Pittsburgh 


— 


25 


35 


200 


35 


225 


Buffalo 


— 


4 


2 


39 


2 


43 


Portland, O. 








123 


— 


123 


Chicago 


— 


34 


412 


218 


412 


252 


Providence, RI 


— 


3 


20 


14 


20 


17 


Cincinnati 


— 


44 


79 


179 


79 


223 


St. Louis 


— 


14 


28 


255 


28 


269 


Cleveland 


— 


10 


124 


141 


124 


151 


Salt Lake City 








101 


— 


101 


Columbia 


— 


9 


— 


5 


— 


14 


San Antonio 


— 


— 


— 


64 


— 


64 


Dallas 


— 


— 


8 


136 


8 


136 


San Francisco 








604 


— 


604 


Denver 


— 


— 


11 


190 


11 


190 


Seattle, Wash. 








228 


— 


228 


Detroit 


— 


38 


67 


226 


67 


264 


Washington, DC 


-- 


20 


33 


42 


33 


62 


Ft Worth 








20 


— 


20 


Wichita, Kan. 








52 


— 


52 


Houston 


— 


1 


23 


50 


23 


51 


Total 


6 


699 


1804 


5480 


1810 


6179 


Indianapolis 


— 


15 


26 


144 


26 


159 


Montreal 


10 


34 


123 


90 


133 


124 


Kansas City 


— 


1 


2 


122 


1 


123 


Ottawa 


— 


— 


24 


4 


24 


4 


Los Angeles 








1194 




1194 


Toronto 




2 


153 


33 


153 


35 


Louisville 




5 


5 


46 


5 


51 


Vancouver 








59 




59 


Memphis 




3 


2 


45 


2 


48 


Winnipeg 








25 




25 


Miami 




101 


12 


4 


12 


105 


Total 


10 


36 


300 


211 


310 


247 


Milwaukee 




1 


105 


48 


105 


49 
















Minneapolis 




5 


141 


26 


141 


31 


TOTAL 


16 


735 


2104 


5691 


2120 


6426 



94 



TOMATOES 
1962-63 



Florida tomato production during the 1962 - 63 crop 
year totaled 12, 704, 000 sixty poundcrates — slightly less than 
the record production set last year. The 44, 300 acres har- 
vested during the crop year averaged 287 crates per acre 
compared to 305 for the 1961-62 crop year. Lower yields dur- 
ing the fall and winter season accounted for this decrease in 
average yield. Yields from the spring crop were higher than 
the year before. Valueof production was $51,671,000 — 3per- 
cent below last season, but 22 percent above the 1957-61 aver- 
age. 

Tomatoes sold for fresh market during the 1962-63 
season averaged $4. 54 f. o. b. per crate, down slightly from 
the $4. 62 received the year before. Growers received an aver- 
age of $. 73 per crate for tomatoes utilized by processors 
compared to $. 75 the previous year. 

Planting of the 19C2 fallcrop was underway in Manatee- 
Ruskin- Wauchula area by the second week in July. Planting 
was active in all areas in mid-August, but lagging behind last 
season's schedule. Weather conditions were generally good 
for land preparation and planting of the fall crop in all areas. 
Very little irrigation was necessary. Heavy rains in mid- 
September caused considerable leaching of fertilizer and wash- 



ing of beds. Light harvest got underway in the Manatee- Ruskin, 
Immokalee-Fort Myers and Fort Pierce areas in late October. 
Shipments of the fall crop reached a peak the first week in 
December. A cold wave entered the State on December 10 
and 11 dropping temperatures on the 13th below freezing for 
several hours in all areas. In the Fort Pierce, Manatee- 
Ruskin-Wauchula and Immokalee-Fort Myers areas, remain- 
ing fall acreage for harvest was practically all killed by the 
cold weather. Dade County acreage realized extensive damage. 
Salvage operations continued the balance of December and into 
January. 

Weather conditions during January and February were 
damp and cool. Volume during those months held fairly steady 
with movement increasing near the end of February. Ship- 
ments of winter tomatoes reached a peak early inMarch. Tem- 
peratures during March were warm and accompanied by ade- 
quate moisture. These conditions were very conducive to 
plant growth and development. 

April was rather warm and dry necessitating exten- 
sive irrigation. Harvest of the spring crop was active and 
yields were mostly good. Volume was strong throughout April 
with peak movement being reached in mid-May. Shipments 
from all areas were about complete by late June. 



Tomatoes: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Acres 



65,000 



60,000 



55,000 — 



50,000 



45,000 



40,000 



35,000 — 



1952-53 




Production 
1,000 Crates 

18,000 



16,000 



1954-55 



1956-57 



1958-59 



1960-61 



14,000 



12,000 



10, 000 



8,000 



6,000 



1962-63 1964-65 



95 



Tomatoes: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years, 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Season 
and 
Year 



Acreage 



Planted Harvested 



Yield per Acre 



Total Fresh 
& Proc. 



Fresh 



Processing 



Total 
Production 



Quantities 
Sold 
Fresh | Proc. 



Season Avg. Price 


Total 






Value 


Fresh 


Proc. 





Acres 



Acres 



60 lb. 

crates 



60 lb. 
crates 



60 lb. 
crates 



1,000 
crates 



1,000 
crates 



1,000 
crates 



Dollars per 
60 lb. crates 



1,000 
dollars 



FALL: 



1952 


16,200 


14,200 


110 


92 


18 


1, 562 


1,308 


254 


$5. 67 


5 .79 


$ 7,619 


1953 


13,200 


10,800 


142 


110 


32 


1,529 


1,190 


339 


5. 61 


.73 


6,925 


1954 


12,000 


11,700 


212 


165 


47 


2,478 


1,927 


551 


5. 25 


. 76 


10,532 


1955 


15,500 


15,000 


213 


169 


44 


3,200 


2,538 


662 


4. 32 


.73 


11,452 


1956 


16,200 


15,100 


167 


130 


37 


2,517 


1,967 


550 


5. 10 


. 75 


10,442 


1957 


12,700 


12,100 


183 


160 


23 


2,220 


1,943 


277 


5. 82 


. 74 


11,516 


1958 


12,100 


11,600 


208 


160 


48 


2,417 


1,853 


564 


4. 80 


.72 


9,302 


1959 


12,300 


10, 800 


142 


108 


34 


1,530 


1, 162 


368 


6. 12 


. 75 


7,385 


1960 


10,500 


7,300 


242 


175 


67 


1, 763 


1,280 


483 


5. 70 


. 78 


7,673 


1961 


11,000 


10,400 


250 


197 


53 


2, 600 


2,050 


550 


4.44 


. 75 


9,514 


1962 


11,100 


10,300 


208 


174 


34 


2,147 


1,792 


355 


5. 04 


. 68 


9,273 



WINTER: 



1953 


17, 800 


17,000 


167 


135 


32 


2, 835 


2,300 


535 


5. 31 


. 74 


12, 606 


1954 


20, 100 


20,000 


185 


161 


24 


3,701 


3,218 


483 


5. 16 


. 68 


16,934 


1955 


19, 600 


19,400 


270 


232 


38 


5,236 


4,508 


728 


5. 55 


. 73 


25,556 


1956 


23, 800 


21,600 


192 


164 


28 


4, 140 


3,547 


593 


7.08 


. 74 


25,546 


1957 


28, 600 


26,300 


192 


168 


24 


5,040 


4,427 


613 


3. 96 


.73 


17,977 


1958 


23, 600 


15,300 


75 


69 


6 


1,147 


1,057 


90 


7 r 26 


. 77 


7,740 


1959 


18,700 


18,200 


192 


170 


22 


3,491 


3,087 


404 


5. 28 


.72 


16,588 


1960 


13,200 


12,300 


233 


203 


30 


2,870 


2,497 


373 


6. 60 


. 75 


16,758 


1961 


21,000 


20,200 


317 


267 


50 


6,396 


5,383 


1,013 


4. 50 


. 66 


24, 894 


1962 


18,000 


17, 800 


342 


307 


35 


6,082 


5,467 


615 


4. 86 


. 75 


27,029 


1963 


20,500 


19,700 


300 


273 


27 


5,910 


5,370 


540 


4. 98 


. 69 


27,116 



SPRING: 



1953 


27,500 


26,200 


137 


127 


10 


3,581 


3,335 


246 


4. 71 


. 68 


15, 875 


1954 


27, 800 


26, 600 


137 


123 


14 


3,636 


3, 110 


356 


4. 98 


. 68 


15,729 


1955 


26,000 


25,400 


198 


174 


24 


5,039 


4,423 


616 


4. 80 


. 73 


21, 685 


1956 


25,400 


25,000 


192 


171 


21 


4, 790 


4, 107 


517 


4.44 


.77 


18,632 


1957 


21,200 


18,800 


167 


151 


16 


3,133 


2,833 


300 


6. 12 


. 75 


17,565 


1958 


27, 300 


25,000 


142 


117 


25 


3, 541 


2,577 


623 


4. 02 


.72 


10, 807 


1959 


17, 000 


16,500 


208 


185 


23 


3,438 


3,063 


375 


5. 28 


. 63 


16,410 


1960 


16,500 


15,200 


267 


234 


33 


4,054 


3,547 


507 


5. 70 


. 75 


20,596 


1961 


14,000 


13, 800 


317 


278 


39 


4, 372 


3,832 


540 


4. 20 


. 66 


16,448 


1962 


14, 300 


14,000 


300 


266 


34 


4,200 


3, 720 


480 


4. 38 


. 75 


16, 654 


1963 


14,900 


14,300 


325 


277 


48 


4, 647 


3,965 


682 


3. 72 


. 78 


15,282 



ALL SEASONS: 



1952-53 


61,500 


57,400 


139 


121 


18 


7,978 


6,943 


1,035 


5. 


09 


. 74 


36,100 


1953-54 


61, 100 


57,400 


154 


134 


20 


8, 866 


7,518 


1, 178 


5. 


16 


. 69 


39,588 


1954-55 


57, 600 


56,500 


226 


192 


34 


12,753 


10, 858 


1,895 


5. 


19 


. 74 


57,773 


1955-56 


64, 700 


61, 600 


197 


168 


29 


12,130 


10, 192 


1,772 


5. 


33 


. 74 


55, 630 


1956-57 


66, 000 


60,200 


178 


153 


25 


10, 690 


9,227 


1,463 


4. 


87 


. 74 


45,984 


1957-58 


63, 600 


52,400 


132 


113 


19 


6, 908 


5,577 


990 


5. 


26 


. 73 


30. 063 


1958-59 


47, 800 


46,300 


202 


173 


29 


9,346 


8,003 


1,343 


5. 


17 


. 69 


42,300 


1959-60 


42,000 


38,300 


221 


188 


33 


8,454 


7,206 


1,248 


6. 


08 


. 75 


44,739 


1960-61 


45,500 


41,300 


303 


254 


49 


12,531 


10,495 


2,036 


4. 


54 


. 69 


49,015 


1961-62 


43, 300 


42,200 


305 


266 


39 


12,882 


11,237 


1,645 


4. 


62 


. 75 


53, 197 


1962-63 


46,500 


44,300 


287 


251 


36 


12,704 


11,127 


1,577 


4. 


54 


. 73 


51,671 



96 



Tomatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 


Planted 




per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Harvested 


Acre 








60 lb. 


60 lb. 


60 lb. 




Acres 


Acres 


crates 


crates 


crates 






FALL 








MANATEE - HILLSBOROUGH - 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee 


380 


350 


135 


47,200 


47,200 


Hillsborough 


240 


230 


100 


23,000 


23,000 


Manatee 


410 


350 


200 


70,000 


70,000 


Other Counties 


60 


50 


92 


4,600 


4,600 


Area Total 


1,090 


980 


148 


144,800 


144,800 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


450 


380 


140 


53,200 


53,200 


Hendry 


2,280 


2,150 


140 


301,000 


301,000 


Lee 


480 


460 


68 


31, 200 


31,200 


Area Total 


3,210 


2, 990 


129 


385,400 


385,400 


FORT PIERCE - POMPANO 












Broward 


30 


20 


470 


9,400 


9,400 


Martin 


520 


450 


140 


63,000 


63, 000 


Okeechobee 


880 


810 


170 


137,700 


137,700 


Palm Beach 


530 


530 


500 


265,000 


265,000 


St. Lucie 


880 


850 


170 


144,500 


144,500 


Other Counties 


1^010 


1^010 


188 


190, 000 


190,000__ 


Area Total 


3,850 


3,670 


221 


809, 600 


80y, 600 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


2,950 


2,660 


170 


452,200 


452,200 


State Total (Fresh) 






174 


1,792,000 


1,792,000 


State Total (Processing) 






34 


355,000 


355,000 


STATE TOTAL (all) 


11,100 


10,300 


208 


2,147,000 


2,147,000 


WINTER 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


480 


360 


400 


144,000 


144, 000 


Hendry 


470 


440 


250 


110,000 


110,000 


Other Counties 


200 


200 


180 


36,000 


36,000 


Area Total 


1,150 


1,000 


290 


290,000 


290,000 


FORT PIERCE - POMPANO 












Broward 


430 


420 


450 


189,000 


189,000 


Palm Beach 


2,160 


2,080 


755 


1,570,000 


1,570,000 


Other Counties 


20 


20 


200 


4,000 


_4,000 


Area Total 


2,610 


2,520 


700 


1,763,000 


1,763,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


16, 740 


16,180 


205 


3,317,000 


3,317,000 


State Total (Fresh) 






273 


5,370,000 


5,370,000 


State Total (Processing) 






27 


540,000 


540, 000 


STATE TOTAL (All) 


20,500 


19,700 


300 


5,910,000 


5,910,000 


SPRING 


NORTH CENTRAL 












Marion 


490 


480 


145 


70,000 


70,000 


Sumter 


400 


400 


300 


120,000 


120,000 


Other Counties 


60 


60 


170 


10,000 


10,000 


Area Total 


950 


940 


215 


200,000 


200,000 


MANATEE - HILLSBOROUGH - 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee 


110 


100 


220 


22,000 


22,000 


Hillsborough 


1,400 


1,400 


350 


490,000 


490,000 


Manatee 


2,440 


2,350 


360 


846, 000 


846,000 


Other Counties 


30 


30 


100 


3,000 


3,_000 


Area Total 


3,980 


3,880 


351 


1,361,000 


1,361,000 






97 






continued 



Tomatoes: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 


Acreage 


Yield 


Total 


Quantity 




Harvested 


per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Planted 


Acre 








60 lb. 


60 lb. 


60 lb. 




Acres 


Acres 


crates 


crates 


crates 






SPRING (Continued) 






FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


380 


380 


200 


76,000 


76,000 


Hendry 


3,180 


3,000 


260 


780,000 


780,000 


Lee 


770 


640 


170 


109,000 


109, 000 


Area Total 


4,330 


4, 020 


240 


965,000 


965,000 


FORT PIERCE - POMPANO 












Broward 


70 


70 


486 


34, 000 


34,000 


Martin 


780 


730 


205 


215,000 


215,000 


Okeechobee 


1,120 


1,100 


310 


341,000 


341,000 


Palm Beach 


290 


280 


465 


130,000 


130,000 


St. Lucie 


890 


870 


260 


226,000 


226,000 


Other Counties 


1,290 


lj290 


191 


f» A n AAA 

247, 000 


(1 A 17 AAA 

247, 000 


Area Total 


4,440 


4,340 


275 


1,193,000 


1,193,000 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


1,200 


1,120 


220 


246,000 


246,000 


State Total (Fresh) 






277 


3,965,000 


3,965,000 


State Total (Processing) 






48 


682,000 


682,000 


STATE TOTAL (All) 


14,900 


14,300 


325 


4,647,000 


4,647,000 


ALL SEASONS 


NORTH CENTRAL 












Marion 


490 


480 


145 


70,000 


70,000 


Sumter 


400 


400 


300 


120,000 


120,000 


Other Counties 


60 


60 


170 


10,000 


10,000 


Area Total 


950 


940 


215 


200,000 


200,000 


MANATEE - HILLSBOROUGH - 












WAUCHULA 












Hardee 


490 


450 


154 


69,200 


69,200 


Hillsborough 


1, 640 


1, 630 


315 


513,000 


513,000 


Manatee 


2,850 


2, 700 


339 


916,000 


916,000 


Other Counties 


90 


80 


95 


7,600 


7,600 


Area Total 


5,070 


4, 860 


310 


1,505, 800 


1,505, 800 


FORT MYERS - IMMOKALEE 












Collier 


1,310 


1,120 


244 


273,200 


273,200 


Hendry 


5,930 


5,590 


213 


1,191,000 


1,191,000 


Lee 


1,250 


1,100 


127 


140,200 


140,200 


Other Counties 


200 


200 


180 


36,000 


36,000 


Area Total 


8,690 


8,010 


205 


1,640,400 


1,640,400 


FORT PIERCE - POMPANO 












Broward 


530 


510 


456 


232,400 


232,400 


Martin 


1,300 


1,180 


236 


278,000 


278,000 


Okeechobee 


2,000 


1,910 


251 


478,700 


478,700 


Palm Beach 


2,980 


2, 890 


680 


1,965,000 


1,965,000 


St. Luc ie 


1,770 


1, 720 


215 


370,500 


370,500 


Other Counties 


2^320 


2^320 


190 


441,000 


441,000 


Area Total 


10, 900 


10,530 


358 


3,765,600 


3,765,600 


LOWER EAST COAST 












Dade 


20, 890 


19,960 


201 


4,015,200 


4,015,200 


State Total (Fresh) 






251 


11,127,000 11,127,000 


State Total (Processing) 






36 


1,577,000 


1,577,000 



STATE TOTAL (All) 46,500 44, 300 287 12,704,000 12,704,000 



98 



Tomatoes: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


NORTH CENTRAL 














Marion 


2,800 


1,750 


800 


400 


460 


480 


Sumter 


1,210 


990 


635 


420 


410 


400 


Other Counties 












60 


Area Total 


4,010 


2,740 


1,435 


820 


870 


940 


MANATEE -HILLSBOROUGH- 














WAUCHULA 














Hardee 


1,285 a/ 


810 a/ 


675 a/ 


520 a/ 


410 a/ 


450 


Hillsborough 


2,600 


2,330 


1, 850 


1,770 


1, 760 


1, 630 


Manatee 


3,400 


2,910 


2, 635 


2, 840 


2,780 


2, 700 


Other Counties 












80 


Area Total 


7,285 


6, 050 


5 160 


5, 130 


4, 950 


4, 860 
















Collier 


1, 875 


1, 905 


1 500 


1 430 


1 <*7fi 

X , O 1 u 


1 190 


Hpndrv 


4, 735 


3, 490 


4, 530 




o , uu \J 




Lee & Charlotte 


2,005 


1,030 


875 


440 


550 


1, 100 b/ 


Other Counties 










180 


200 


Area Total 


8,615 


6,425 


6,905 


7,170 


7,460 


8,010 


FORT PIERCE - POMPANO 














Broward 




d/ 


d/ 


d/ 


350 


510 


Brevard & Indian River 


2, 170 


1,480 


1,450 


1, 640 


* 


* 


Glades & Highlands 


1,440 


2,160 


1,975 


1,320 


860 


* 


Martin 


e/ 


e/ 


e/ 


e/ 


730 


1,180 


Okeechobee 


1,780 c/ 


1,800 c/ 


1,680 c/ 


1,690 c/ 


1,760 


1,910 


Palm Beach 


2,730 


2,520 


2,560 


4,400 


2,070 


2,890 


St. Lucie 


1,940 


2,180 


2,470 


1,480 


1,640 


1,720 


Other Counties 










2J590 


2j_320 


Area Total 


10,060 


10,140 


10,135 


10,530 


10,100 


10,530 


LOWER EAST COAST 














Dade 


21,550 


20,350 


14,160 


16,870 


18,160 


19,960 


Other Counties 


880 


595 


505 


780 


660 




STATE TOTAL 


52,400 


46,300 


38,300 


41,300 


42,200 


44,300 



a/ Includes Polk. b/ Lee only. c/ Okeechobee & Osceola d/ Broward included in Palm Beach. e/ Martin 
included in St. Lucie. * Included in other counties. 



Tomatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 





1962-63 Season 


Season 


County 






















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


Total 


1961-62 


Alachua 














2 


4 


2 


8 


6 


Broward 




21 


129 


471 


354 


645 


728 


203 


36 


2587 


2095 


Collier 


3 


100 


127 


20 


2 


79 


633 


382 


1 


1347 


1449 


Dade 




277 


1066 


706 


1031 


2568 


1220 


75 


5 


6948 


7439 


Duval 




14 


34 


29 


22 


48 


67 


99 


35 


348 


340 


Glades 






















101 


Hardee 


1 


20 


7 




1 




1 


46 




76 


58 


Hendry 








3 


1 


21 


7 


3 




35 


57 


Hillsborough 




29 


26 


10 


9 


11 


28 


981 


123 


1 


1218 


925 


Indian River 










3 


3 


1 


1 


1 


9 


3 


Lake 






1 








1 


1 


2 


5 


8 


Lee 




9 


14 






6 


79 


16 




124 


208 


Manatee 


1 


28 


23 


5 


5 


3 


58 


1541 


82 


1746 


1516 


Marion 




1 










1 


43 


34 


79 


64 


Martin 




1 


2 


2 






1 


9 


3 


18 


3 



continued 



99 



Tomatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 (continued) 



1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 
1961-62 


county 


UCt. 


XT 

Nov. 


Dec, 


Jan. 


r cU. 


Alar. 


Apr. 


May 


1 

Tun 


Till 


Tntnl 
i. uuai 


vJIiUCVllUJJCC 














1 


-y 


la 




49 


2 


Palm Beach 




13 


92 


312 


224 


412 


382 


209 


12 




1656 




Polk 






2 


1 


2 


4 


16 


30 






55 


20 


St Lucie 


2 








1 Q 


4x 










3372 


3756 


Seminole 


1 


3 


2 


6 


4 


8 


5 


14 


1 




44 




Sumter 


1 


2 










1 


257 


77 




338 


310 


Unknown 




6 


10 


24 


18 


22 


29 


29 


7 




145 


103 


TOTAL 


9 


1020 


2107 


1602 


1689 


3851 


4112 


5290 


526 


1 


20207 


20149 



Tomatoes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Ave. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


Jul. 


OCaO O 11 

Total 






Crates 
























1958-59 


Rail 


510 


5 


740 


694 


487 


361 


379 


603 


1045 


63 




4,377 




Mixed 


510 






2 


2 


1 




1 








6 




Truck 


500 _ 


___20_ 


1129 


1445 


1776 


1487 


1261 


1686 


1861 


294 




_10|_9j>9 




Total 




25 


1869 


2141 


2265 


1849 


1640 


2290 


2906 


357 




15,342 


1959-60 


Rail 


530 


15 


259 


298 


282 


208 


209 


828 


1758 


589 




4,446 




Mixed 


530 






1 


2 


2 


5 


3 








13 




Truck 


500 _ 


__64_ 


625__ 


__755__ 


__1035_ 


_J240__ 


_1644__ 


__225_3__ 


__2256__ 


__660_ 




__^0 1 _5J2 




Total 




79 


884 " 


1054 


1319 


1450 


1858 


" 3084 " 


4014 


1249 




14,991 


1960-61 


Rail 


580 




74 


788 


693 


669 


1113 


992 


2154 


165 




6,648 




Mixed 


580 






2 




i 


3 


2 


1 






11 




Truck 


500 . 




331 


1198 


1890 


2218 


2122 


2148 


2055 


316 




12 L 278 




Total 






405 


1988 


2584 


2889 


3238 


3142 


4210 


481 




18,937 


1961-62 


Rail 


575 


17 


931 


919 


730 


618 


1259 


1007 


1650 


97 




7,228 




Mixed 


575 






4 


2 


5 


9 


5 








25 




Truck 


500 


19 


1267 


1476 


1839 


1807 


2056 


2001 


2134 


296 


1 


12J396 




Total 




36 


2198 


2399 


2571 


2430 


3324 


3013 


3784 


393 


1 


20,149 


1962-63 


Rail 


570 


2 


378 


894 


165 


244 


1219 


1158 


2383 


192 




6,635 




Mixed 


570 








2 


3 


9 


10 


8 






32 




Truck 


500 


7 


642 


1213 


1435 


1442 


2623 


2944 


2899 


334 


1 


13j_540 




Total 




9 


1020 


2107 


1602 


1689 


3851 


4112 


5290 


526 


1 


20,207 



Imports Via Florida Ports — Carlot Equivalents—Other than Straight Rail 



Year 


Avg. 
Load 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Total 


1958-59 


500 


48 


240 


285 


143 


8 


3 


727 


1959-60 


500 


8 


205 


591 


662 


239 


9 


1714 


1960-61 


500 


4 


75 


174 


193 


64 




510 


1961-62 


500 




3 










3 


1962-63 


500 


1 


3 










4 



Tomatoes: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments in Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 




















Season 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 



Per. Per. Per. Per. Per. Per . Per . Per . Per . Per . 



1958-59 


.2 


12.8 


14.3 


13.9 


10. 7 


10.2 


15. 6 


19.9 


2.4 


100.0 


1959-60 


.6 


6.7 


7.9 


8.4 


6.5 


9. 


21.4 


30.1 


9. 4 


100. 


1960-61 




2.2 


10. 8 


13. 7 


14.7 


16.5 


16. 7 


22. 8 


2.6 


100. 


1961-62 


.2 


10. 9 


11.9 


12. 7 


12.1 


16. 5 


15. 


18.8 


1. 9 


100. 


1962-63 


. 1 


5. 


10.4 


7. 9 


8.4 


19.1 


20. 3 


26. 2 


2. 6 


100. 


Note: Based on shipments 


with imports deducted. 




100 













Tomatoes: Average Price per Crate for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Year 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June | 


Season 
Average 




.... 

Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


Dols. 


1958-59 


6. 00 


5.45 


4.00 


6. 00 


4. 80 


5. 10 


6. 20 


4. 90 


3.00 


5. 17 


1959-60 


4. 80 


6.20 


6. 10 


6. 30 


6. 80 


6. 30 


6.55 


5.70 


4. 85 


6. 08 


1960-61 




9. 95 


4.70 


3. 60 


3. 80 


5. 50 


5.35 


3.70 


4. 30 


4.54 


1961-62 


6. 60 


4.50 


4. 30 


5.20 


5.20 


4. 60 


4. 15 


4. 45 


5.05 


4. 62 


1962-63 




5. 45 


4. 80 


7.40 


6. 60 


3. 60 


4.50 


3. 50 


4. 15 


4. 54 



Tomatoes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges 

by Weeks, Principal Areas, Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 
E nding 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received for Generally Good Quality 


Mature Greens - 6x6 and larger 


Vine -Ripe 
Ex. large & large 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Ft. Pierce 


I Dade County West Coast 


Pompano 










Dols. per 


Dols. per Dols. per 


Dols. per 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


40 lb. crt. 


40 lb. crt. 40 lb. crt. 


8 lb. ctn. 


Oct. 27 




1 


1 


? 


$ ___ $ 


$ 


iNOV. O 


2 


12 


1 A 








1 A 


11 


50 


61 


5.00 






I 1 


39 


117 


156 


6. 00-6. 50 






24 


122 


203 


325 


6. 00 






Dec. 1 


241 


321 


562 


5. 50-6. 00 






8 


349 


390 


739 


5.00-6. 00 


5.00 


1. 75-2. 00 


15 


157 


230 


387 




6.50-7.00 


1. 75-2. 50 


22 


241 


239 


480 




6. 50-7. 00 


2.50 


29 


97 


229 


326 




7. 00-7. 50 


1.75-2.50 


Jan. 5 


70 


280 


350 




5.50-5.50 


1. 50-2. 00 


12 


49 


286 


335 




5.50-6.00 


1. 75-2. 15 


19 


47 


386 


433 




8. 00-8. 50 


1. 75-2. 00 


26 


9 


388 


397 






1. 60-1. 85 




5 


270 


275 




7.00 


1. 85-2. 15 


A 

y 


22 


350 


372 






•j rr A O nft 

1. 50-2. 00 


AD 


45 


397 


442 




c An c cn 


1.50-1.65 


23 


44 


259 


303 






1. 75-2. 50 


TWIo r» 9 
IVld-l • £t 




537 


765 




C\ (\C\ — CK fift 


9 *>R— 9 


Q 
a 


329 


631 


960 




3. 50-4. 00 


1 P1H-9 9*\ 


1 fi 


304 


539 


843 




2. 75-3. 50 


1 7^ 
X. OU A. / O 


9^ 


206 


590 


796 






1. 00-1. 75 


30 


6 1 ( 




0(3 




3, 00-3. 50 


. 85-1.25 


Apr, 6 


285 


653 


938 




4. 00-4. 50 


1. 00-1. 50 


13 


303 


631 


934 




3.50 


1. 25-1. 60 


20 


168 


566 


734 


4. 50-5. 00 




1.25-1. 50 


27 


258 


797 


1055 


5. 00-6. 00 




1. 35-1. 75 


May 4 


396 


744 


1140 


4. 00-6. 00 


4.50-5.00 


1. 40-1. 75 


11 


675 


788 


1463 


3. 00-4. 00 


3, 00-4. 00 


1.25-1.50 


18 


749 


744 


1493 


3.00-3.50 


3.00-3.50 




25 


479 


670 


1149 


2. 75-3. 60 


2.50-3.00 




June 1 


267 


354 


621 




3, 75_ 4i 50 




6 


150 


213 


363 








15 


11 


53 


64 








22 




14 


14 








29 




5 


5 








July 6 




1 


1 








Total 


6635 


13540 


20175 









101 



Tomatoes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through June 1963 





Car lots Received from — 




Carlots Received from — 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


City 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail I Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 




Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail | Truck 



Albany 


57 


2 


10 


117 


67 


119 


Nashville 


48 


109 


9 


91 


57 


200 


Atl anta 


58 


613 


53 


236 


111 


849 


New Orleans 


80 


115 


77 


169 


157 


284 


Ral timnre 


149 


267 


163 


122 


312 


389 


New York City 


830 


1497 


989 


415 


1819 


1912 


Birmingham 


41 


398 


15 


204 


56 


602 


Philadelphia 


765 


343 


539 


160 


1304 


503 


Boston 


678 


210 


481 


142 


1159 


352 


Pittsburgh 


115 


406 


82 


276 


197 


682 


Buffalo 


82 


68 


67 


66 


149 


134 


Portland, O. 


56 


1 


156 


139 


212 


140 


Chicago 


253 


568 


423 


827 


676 


1395 


Providence, RI 


22 


30 


14 


8 


36 


38 


Cincinnati 


64 


124 


41 


224 


105 


348 


St. Louis 


52 


177 


107 


320 


159 


497 


Cleveland 


51 


172 


47 


983 


98 


1155 


Salt Lake City 




9 


1 


347 


1 


356 


Columbia 


21 


845 


10 


268 


31 


1113 


San Antonio 


__ 


103 


24 


513 


24 


616 


Dallas 


3 


117 


13 


725 


16 


842 


San Francisco 


__ 


25 


42 


1714 


42 


1739 


Denver 


14 


83 


46 


388 


60 


471 


Seattle, Wash. 


104 


7 


229 


312 


333 


319 


Detroit 


349 


222 


217 


250 


566 


472 


Washington, DC 


121 


128 


105 


70 


226 


198 


Ft. Worth 




13 


29 


127 


29 


140 


Wichita, Kan. 




2 


2 


106 


2 


108 


Houston 


17 


143 


44 


332 


61 


475 


Total 


4381 


7610 


4541 


15429 


8922 


23039 


Indianapolis 


134 


67 


89 


161 


223 


228 


Montreal 


221 


244 


662 


274 


883 


518 


Kansas City 


66 


106 


91 


142 


157 


248 


Ottawa 


17 


31 


78 


14 


95 


45 


Los Angeles 


22 


87 


93 


4943 


115 


5030 


Toronto 


240 


50 


516 


292 


756 


342 


Louisville 


63 


99 


28 


134 


91 


233 


Vancouver 


14 




303 


103 


317 


103 


Memphis 


6 


93 


8 


94 


14 


187 


Winnipeg 


11 


19 


189 


16 


200 


35 


Miami 




288 


41 


98 


41 


386 


Total 


503 


344 


1748 


699 


2251 


1043 


Milwaukee 


10 


44 


6 


53 


16 


97 
















Minneapolis 


50 


29 


150 


153 


200 


182 


TOTAL 


4884 


7954 


6289 


16128 


11173 


24082 



102 



WATERMELONS 
1963 



The acreage planted to watermelons in Florida as 
well as the acreage harvested closely paralleled that of the 
previous two years. The 68,000 brought to harvest was only 
3 percent more than that of the previous year but was 15 per- 
cent less than the 1957-61 average. 

Higher yielding Charleston Grays continue to account 
for most of the acreage. The 1963 yield of 150 cwt. per acre 
was a 20 percent increase over the previous year. All of the 
production was not harvested. Estimated production left in 
the fields for economic reasons, mainly low market prices, 
totaled 1,457,000 cwt. , was 14 percent of the total quantity 
produced. The previous year, 26 percent of the total pro- 
duction was abandoned. Average economic abandonment for 
the 1957-61 period was 8 percent of production. Economic 
abandonment appeared to have been heaviest in the Gainesville 
area at 23 percent of total production. Central Florida, Live 
Oak, and West Florida abandoned nearly 18 percent of mar- 
ketable production. In 1957, 1959, and 1961, all production 
was harvested. Lowest production and highest prices in the 
1957-63 period were in 1959 when 4, 896, 000 cwt. were pro- 
duced. Melons in this year brought $2. 35 per cwt. on an 
f. o. b. basis. 

Production in many seasons has exceeded 1963 in dol- 
lar value. The $10,929,000 crop was almost equal to that of 
the previous year and the 1957-61 average. 

Early spring melons were planted in the important 



Immokalee area as early as November 10. Considerable 
replanting of these early melons was necessary following the 
mid-December freeze. Those that survived came into early 
harvest in late March, increasing to fairly heavy volume by 
mid-April. Bulk of the production during May came from 
south Florida areas. 

Central Florida melons were planted during January 
and February. Germination and plant growth were retarded 
by below normal temperatures. Planting schedules were in- 
terrupted by frequent rains in February. Considerable re- 
planting was necessary, especially in North Central areas. 
High winds and blowing sand during early April, with dry 
weather the second half of the month, adversely effected growth 
and yields. Harvest began the first week of May in the South 
Central area. By late May, harvest was active in the Bush- 
nell - Webster - Oxford area, having started in North Central 
Florida in mid-May. 

North and West Florida plantings were going in during 
March. Minor damage resulted from the frost of March 23. 
Dry conditions during April slowed growth, but rain in West 
Florida April 6 was beneficial, and early May rains greatly 
improved conditions. Light harvest started the last days of 
May in the Gainesville area, with a small start in West Flor- 
ida in early June. Harvest had passed peak by June 25 in the 
Gainesville area and was at peak throughout West Florida the 
last week of June. Some supplies extended well into July. 
By August 1 harvest was complete in all areas. 



Watermelons: Acres Harvested and Production, 
Florida, 1952 through 1963 



Acres 



110,000 



100,000 



90,000 



80,000 



70,000 



60,000 



50,000 




Production 
1,000 Cwt. 

_ 10,500 



— 8,500 



1953 



1955 



1957 



1959 



1961 



1963 



9,500 



7,500 



6,500 



5,500 



4, 500 



1965 



103 



Watermelons: Acreage, Production and Value in Florida, 
Crop Years 1952-53 through 1962-63 



Year 


Acreage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity Sold 


Season 
Average 
Price 


Total 
Value 


Planted 


Harvested 










1,000 


1,000 


Dollars 


1,000 




Acres 


Acres 


Cwt. 


cwt. 


cwt. 


per cwt. 


dollars 


SPRING: 
















1952-53 


100,000 


93,000 


74 


6,882 


6,882 


$ 1. 85 


$ 12,732 


1953-54 


105,000 


98,000 


84 


8, 232 


7,491 


1. 30 


9, 738 


1954-55 


91,000 


88,000 


92 


8,096 


7,214 


2. 00 


14,428 


1955-56 


96,000 


91,000 


95 


8,645 


8, 190 


1. 75 


14,332 


1956-57 


105,000 


95,000 


68 


6,460 


6,460 


2.05 


13,243 


1957-58 


100,000 


95,000 


100 


9,500 


7,744 


1.00 


7,744 


1958-59 


77,000 


72,000 


68 


4,896 


4,896 


2. 35 


11,506 


1959-60 


75,000 


73,000 


115 


8,395 


7,266 


1.40 


10, 172 


1960-61 


67,000 


65,000 


125 


8, 125 


8, 125 


1.50 


12,188 


1961-62 


69,000 


66,000 


125 


8,250 


6,098 


1. 80 


10,976 


1962-63 


71, 000 


68,000 


150 


10,200 


8,743 


1. 25 


10,929 



Watermelons: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 



Areas 
and 


Acreage 




Total 


Quantity 


Planted 


Harvested 


per 


Production 


Sold 


Counties 


Acre 




Acres 


Acres 




L>Wl. 


Owl. 






SPRING 








W__ol r IjUrxlUA 












Bay 


200 


200 


7ft 


1 A ftftft 


1 A fif.fi 


Calhoun 


500 


500 


DO 


QO AAA 

oZ, uuu 


on AAA 

oU, UUU 


Holmes 


3,300 


2,900 


19ft 




9Q_± C\C\Ci 


Jackson 


3,900 


3, 600 


19ft 

j.zu 


A19 ftftft 
*±06 , UUU 


OAO fififi 
o-±___ j UUU 


Okaloosa 


100 


100 


7ft 
IV 


7 ftftft 
1 . UUU 


7 arid 
1 1 uuu 


Santa Rosa 


600 


500 


lift 

±±u 


cc ftftft 
00 , UUU 


Oft fififi 
OQ| uuu 


waiton 


300 


300 


00 


9fl ftftft 

_;o, uuu 


OA fififi 

___*±, UUU 


Washington 


4,000 


3,800 


7Q 


9QT ftftft 

_,y i ,. uuu 


OvtE Ann 
-i-tu , UUU 


Other Counties 


100 


100 


1 9ft 
1ZU 


1 9 ftftft 
i-Zj UUU 


1 fi fififi 
XUj^ uuu 


Area Total 


13,000 


12,000 


1 ftl 


1 91 7 ftftft 1 
1 , Zl 1 , UUU 1 


A AO AAA 

( UUi , uuu 


1_.1V ti UAK 












Columbia 


2,400 


2,300 


130 


299,000 


299,000 


Hamilton 


200 


200 


115 


23,000 


23,000 


Jefferson 


1,500 


1,400 


120 


168,000 


144,000 


Lafayette 


1,000 


900 


150 


135,000 


135,000 


Leon 


100 


100 


130 


13,000 


13,000 


Madison 


1,300 


1,200 


85 


102,000 


102,000 


Suwannee 


2,500 


2,400 


120 


288,000 


242,000 


Taylor 


200 


200 


100 


20,000 


20,000 


Area Total 


9,200 


8,700 


120 


1,048,000 


978,000 


GAINESVILLE 












Alachua 


4,700 


4,600 


165 


759,000 


480, 000 


Bradford 


200 


200 


170 


34,000 


34,000 


Gilchrist 


5,400 


5,200 


120 


624,000 


546,000 


Levy 


4,000 


3,900 


105 


410,000 


361,000 


Marion 


5,800 


5,550 


175 


971,000 


709, 000 


Putnam 


600 


500 


120 


60,000 


55,000 


Union 


300 


300 


120 


36,000 


36, 000 


Area Total 


21,000 


20,250 


143 


2,894,000 2 


,221,000 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 












Citrus 


2,600 


2,600 


135 


350,000 


318,000 


Hernando 


500 


500 


145 


72,000 


42,000 


Hillsborough 


1,300 


1,200 


140 


168,000 


125,000 


Lake 


1,700 


1,600 


185 


296,000 


202,000 


Orange 


300 


300 


145 


44,000 


40,000 


Osceola 


100 


100 


130 


13,000 


12,000 






104 






continued 



Watermelons: Acreage and Production in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 
find 
fJoiintips 


Ac 


reage 


Yield 
per 
Acre 


Total 
Production 


Quantity 
Sold 


Planted 


I Harvested 




Acres 


Acres Cwt. 
SPRING (Continued) 


Cwt. 


Cwt. 


CENTRAL FLORIDA (continued) 












Pasco 


800 


800 


135 


108,000 


104,000 


Pinellas 


100 


100 


140 


14,000 


14,000 


Polk 


2,500 


2,400 


180 


432,000 


391,000 


Sumter 


2,500 


2,400 


155 


372,000 


286,000 


Volusia 


200 


200 


130 


26,000 


26, 000 


Area Total 


12,600 


12,200 


155 


1,895,000 1,560,000 


SOUTH FLORIDA 












Charlotte 


600 


600 


170 


102,000 


102,000 


Collier 


3,800 


3,700 


280 


1,036,000 


900,000 


De Soto 


1,700 


1,600 


175 


280,000 


280,000 


Hardee 


400 


400 


170 


68,000 


68,000 


Hendry 


4, 000 


3,900 


245 


956,000 


936,000 


Indian River 


300 


300 


145 


44, 000 


43,000 


Lee 


800 


800 


150 


120,000 


120,000 


Manatee 


800 


800 


150 


120,000 


120,000 


Martin 


1,350 


1,300 


145 


189,000 


189,000 


Okeechobee 


200 


200 


160 


32,000 


32, 000 


St. Lucie 


750 


750 


168 


126,000 


120,000 


Other Counties 


500 


500 


150 


73,000 


72,000 


Area Total 


15,200 


14,850 


212 


3,146,000 2,982,000 


STATE TOTAL 


71,000 


68,000 


150 


10,200,000 8,743,000 



Watermelons: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA 














Bay 










300 


200 


Calhoun 


500 


75 


300 


450 


700 


500 


Gadsden 


400 












Holmes 


2,500 


1,200 


1,650 


1,700 


2,700 


2,900 


Jackson 


3,100 


2,800 


1,975 


2,550 


3,400 


3,600 


Okaloosa 






300 


150 


100 


100 


Santa Rosa 


500 


500 


850 


370 


350 


500 


Walton 


300 


100 


300 


100 


100 


300 


Washington 


2,100 


1,400 


1,800 


2,100 


3,300 


3,800 


Other Counties 












100 


Area Total 


9,400 


6,075 


7,175 


7,420 


10,950 


12,000 


LIVE OAK 














Columbia 


3,000 


2,600 


2,600 


2,000 


2,400 


2,300 


Hamilton 


400 


150 


250 


175 


200 


200 


Jefferson 


2,100 


1,700 


1,600 


1,150 


1,200 


1,400 


Lafayette 


2,500 


1,900 


1,000 


600 


1,000 


900 


Leon 


600 


300 


150 


150 


50 


100 


Madison 


2,000 


1,000 


1,700 


1,400 


1,600 


1,200 


Suwannee 


5,500 


3,400 


3,700 


1,800 


2,600 


2,400 


Taylor 

Area Total 


300 


100 


250 


165 


150 


200 


16,400 


11,150 


11,250 


7,440 


9,200 


8,700 


GAINESVILLE 














Alachua 


5,000 


4,800 


4,800 


4,900 


5,100 


4,600 


. Bradford 


200 


200 


100 


120 


200 


200 


Dixie 


500 


500 


350 


200 






Gilchrist 


6,000 


6,000 


5,600 


5,000 


6,100 


5,200 


Levy 


5,000 


3,600 


4,700 


4,600 


4,900 


3,900 


Marion 


9,900 


7,300 


7,200 


6,800 


6,500 


5,550 


Putnam 


1,200 


800 


950 


750 


550 


500 


St. Johns 






100 








Union 


_____3_00 


150 


300 


150 


100 


300 


Area Total 


28,100 


23,350 


24,100 


22,520 


23,450 


20,250 




105 








continued 



Watermelons: Harvested Acres in Florida by Areas and Counties, 
Crop Years 1957-58 through 1962-63 (Continued) 



Areas 














and 


1957-58 


1958-59 


1959-60 


1960-61 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Counties 
















Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


CENTRAL FLORIDA 














Citrus 


2,300 


1,200 


1,750 


1,800 


1,550 


2,600 


Hernando 


2,500 


1,100 


1,450 


500 


400 


500 


Hillsborough 


4,400 


2,700 


1,000 


1,100 


700 


1,200 


Lake 


4,050 


3,500 


3,150 


800 


800 


1,600 


Orange 


1,000 


300 


150 


70 


100 


300 


Osceola 


450 


600 


200 


100 


100 


100 


Pasco 


3,300 


1,400 


1,450 


900 


900 


800 


Pinellas 










100 


100 


Polk 


2,300 


2,200 


2,700 


2,950 


2,700 


2,400 


Sumter 


6,900 


5,900 


6,000 


5,150 


3,400 


2,400 


Volusia 


300 


475 


450 


150 


100 


200 


Area Total 


27,500 


19,375 


18,300 


13,520 


10,850 


12,200 


SOUTH FLORIDA 














Charlotte 


700 


800 


1,000 


900 


650 


600 


Collier 


1,600 


1,100 


2,500 


3, 650 


2,500 


3,700 


De Soto 


1,600 


1,150 


600 


900 


1,000 


1,600 


Glades 


1,000 


300 


400 


— 


— 


— 


Hardee 


1,400 


900 


700 


300 


200 


400 


Hendry 


2,100 


3,400 


3,600 


4,250 


3,800 


3,900 


Highlands 


50 


325 


-- 


270 


200 


— 


Indian River 


900 


600 


500 


750 


650 


300 


Lee 


550 


650 


575 


750 


900 


800 


Manatee 


450 


550 


700 


850 


700 


800 


Martin 


1,000 


500 


450 


700 


950 


1,300 


Okeechobee 


300 


300 


400 


300 


— 


200 


Palm Beach 


600 


250 


150 


150 


— 




St. Lucie 


375 


400 


450 






750 


Other Counties 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


500 


Area Total 


12,625 


11,225 


12,025 


13,770 


11,550 


14,850 


Other Counties 


975 


825 


150 


330 






STATE TOTAL 


95,000 


72,000 


73,000 


65,000 


66,000 


68,000 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1962-63 
Total 


1961-62 
Total 


Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1962-G3 
Total 


1961-62 
Total 


Alachua 




78 


1321 


72 


1471 


1275 


Glades 


1 








1 


13 


Baker 






' %' 




2 




Hardee 




115 


38 




153 


84 


Bay 












4 


Hendry 


425 


1822 


15 




2262 


947 


Bradford 




2 


15 




17 


49 


He rnando 




263 


300 


2 


565 


218 


Brevard 






1 




1 




Highlands 




20 


13 




33 


12 


Broward 


1 


4 


21 




26 


9 


Hillsborough 7 


126 


245 


5 


383 


391 


Charlotte 




127 


8 




135 


116 


Indian River — 


89 


7 




96 


219 


Citrus 




40 


31 


4 


75 


27 


Jackson 




1 


8 




9 


1 


Collier 


1670* 


4291 


14 




5975 


3576 


Jefferson 






204 




204 


321 


Columbia 




2 


336 


76 


414 


323 


Lafayette 






220 


10 


230 


99 


Dade 


15* 


4 


4 




23 


6 


Lake 


10 


496 


966 


49 


1521 


867 


De Soto 


3 


1065 


34 




1102 


718 


Lee 


29 


115 


3 




147 


65 


Dixie 




1 


7 




8 




Leon 












1 


Duval 


2 


21 


20 


2 


45 


28 


Levy 




102 


1098 


31 


1231 


637 


Gilchirst 




74 


1504 


25 


1603 


1013 


Madison 






32 


8 


40 


42 



106 continued 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1962-63 
Total 


1961-62 
Total 


Counties 


April 


May 


June 


July 


1962-63 
Total 


1961-t 
Total 


Manatee 




138 


126 




264 


201 


St. Lucie 


4 


248 


4 


— 


256 


76 


-Marion 


1 


500 


1927 


90 


2518 


1 799 

X 6 uu 


Sarasota 




63 


2 




65 




Martin 


69 


339 


4 




412 


204 


Seminole 


1 


8 


71 


5 


85 


26 


Okeechobee 




80 


2 




82 


14 
x*4 


Sumter 




330 


850 


7 


1187 


935 


Orange 


3 


25 


40 


2 


70 


41 
^x 


Suwannee 
Union 




4 


1104 
74 


152 
7 


1260 
81 


932 
56 


Osceola 




8 


26 


— 


34 


















Palm Reach 


5 


41 


I 




47 




Volusia 




7 


11 




18 


43 


Pasco 




23 


109 




132 


191 

JL£i X 


Washington 






110 




110 


14 


Pinellas 






42 


2 


44 


9(1 


Unknown 


2 


71 


95 


15 


183 


118 


Polk 


4 


796 


483 


3 


1286 


817 


Est. West 
Florida 






3500 


500 


4000 


4200 


Putnam 




11 


21 


19 


51 


78 
















St. Johns 






4 




4 


5 


Total 


2252* 11550 15073 


1086 


29961 


20743 



* Includes shipments prior to April. 



Watermelons: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 






Lbs. 


















1958-59 


Rail 


29,900 


9* 






49 


902 


1509 


166 


2,635 




Truck 


28,000 


9* 






283 


4911 


7062** 


1867** 


14J.32 




Total 




18 






332 


5813 


8571 


2033 


16,767 


1959-60 


Rail 


31,800. 








18 


729 


2745 


173 


3,665 




Truck 


28,000. 








91 


3048 


13907** 


3923** a/ 20,969 




Total 










109 


3777 


16652 


4096 


24, 634 


1960-61 


Rail 


31, 800 








243 


1786 


1163 


25 


3,217 




Truck 


28,000 






2 


1307 


9020 


11815** 


2904** 


25J348 




Total 








2 


1550 


10806 


12978 


2929 


28,265 


1961-62 


Rail 


31,800 






30 


149 


695 


1386 


196 


2,456 




Truck 


28,000 


3 


4 


97 


1040 


4897 


10352** 


1894** 


18^287 




Total 




3 


4 


127 


1189 


5592 


11738 


2090 


20,743 


1962-63 


Rail 


31,800 








493 


1543 


2317 


101 


4,454 




Truck 


28,000 


16* 




1 


1742 


10007 


12756** 


985** 


25^507 




Total 




16 




1 


2235 


11550 


15073 


1086 


29,961 



* Includes shipments prior to December ** Includes estimated carlot equivalents moving out of the State from West 
Florida. a/ Includes August shipments. 



Watermelons: Percent, Distribution of Recorded Shipments from Florida 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Year 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


Season 
Total 




Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


Percent 


1958-59 


.1 




2.0 


34.7 


51.1 


12.1 


100. 


1959-60 






.4 


15.3 


65.5 


18.8 


100. 


1960-61 






5.5 


38.2 


45.9 


10. 4 


100. 


1961-62 




. 6* 


5. 7 


27.0 


56.6 


10. 1 


100. 


1962-63 




.1* 


7.5 


38. 5 


50.3 


3. 6 


100. 



* Includes shipments prior to March. 



Watermelons: Average Price per Cwt. for Fresh Market Received by Florida Growers, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 











June 


Julv 


Season 


Crop Year 




April 


May 


Average 




Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Dollars 


Collars 


Dollars 


1958-59 


— 


4. 25 


3.30 


2.05 


.75 


2. 35 


1959-60 




6. 00 


3.25 


1. 20 


. 60 


1. 40 


1960-61 




2. 80 


1.45 


1.30 


1.65 


1. 50 


1961-62 


4. 00 


3.70 


2.50 


1.40 


1.00 


1.80 


1962-63 




3.00 


1.45 


.90 


. 85 


1.25 



Watermelons: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, 
by Weeks , Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 

I? nA inn" 

£i no nig 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received per Cwt. for Generally 
Good Quality, Mostly Charleston Greys 




Rail 


Truck 


Total 


18-34 Pounds 




Cars 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Dollars 


1962-63 










Aug. 4 




1 


1 


$ — 


Nov. 24 


— 


1 


1 




Dec. 1 


— 


— 


— 




8 










15 


— 


— 


— 




22 


— 


1 


1 




Mar. 30 




1 


1 




Apr. 6 










13 


16 


58 


74 




20 


36 


161 


197 


A rtrt A nc 

4. UU-4. 10 


27 


239 


918 


1157 


O OC A rtrt 


May 4 


402 


1263 


1665 


1.50-2.25 


11 


512 


2457 


2969 


1.75-2.50 


18 


457 


2487 


2944 


2. 00-2. 25 


25 


212 


2325 


2537 


2.00-2.25 


Jun. 1 


242 


2720 


2962 


1.50-2.25 


8 


1028 


3750 


4778 


1. 00-1. 25 


15 


737 


3749 


4486 


. 75-1. 00 


22 


307 


2779 


3086 


1.00-1.25 


29 


157 


1871 


2028 


1.25-1.50 


July 6 


78 


778 


856 


1.50-2.00 


13 


31 


150 


181 


1.50-2.00 


20 




24 


24 




27 




1 


1 




Total 


4454 


25495 


29949 





108 



Watermelons: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States 
October 1962 through July 1963 



City 


Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Rail 


i Truck 


Rail 


[Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


I Truck 


Rail 


Truck 


Albany 


13 


143 


1 


92 


14 


235 


Nashville 


4 


oo 




7R 


A 


1 11 
xoo 


Atlanta 




540 




1259 




1 7QQ 


New Orleans 






i 
i 




1 


1 1 17 
llo t 


Baltimore 


52 


795 


6 


627 


58 


1422 


New York City 


Q74 


9RR1 


917 


1 1 OA 


1 91 1 
X 6X1 


1R1 7 
OOX I 


Birmingham 


2 


386 




620 


2 


x wu 


Philadelnhia 


199 


D ( y 


OD 


Rift 


An ft 


1917 
l£l < 


Boston 




124 


127 


114 


701 


238 


Pittsburgh 


1 R9 
xu£ 


AO ft 


R9 


1R9 


9ft4 


fi49 


Buffalo 


62 


166 


41 


106 


103 




Portland O 


o 
u 




117 


91 7 

<il 1 


1 1 Q 
liy 


917 




207 


873 


99 


959 


306 


1832 




114 


R1 


1 1 


19 


1 9<i 


RR 


CJincinnatA 


18 


248 


g 


274 


26 


522 


St Louis 


•1 
O 


9^9 


1 


fi9ft 


U 


879 

Of A 


Cleveland 


IK 


585 


3 


576 


18 


1161 


Salt Lake City 






9ft 


41Q 


9ft 


4.41 


Columbia 




887 




711 




1598 


San Antonio 




1 




1 ftft 




203 


Dallas 




81 


4 


1185 


4 


1266 


San Francisco 






uv 


1ft22 


1ft 


1022 


Denver 




53 


3 


1036 


3 


1089 


Seattle, Wash. 






245 


276 


245 


276 


Detroit 


50 


872 


9 


479 


59 


1351 


Washington, D. C. 


106 


850 


15 


462 


121 


1312 


Ft: Worth 




2 




74 




76 


Wichita, Kan. 




10 




125 




135 


Houston 




31 




400 




431 


Total 


2686 


13015 


1127 


18352 


3813 


31367 


Indianapolis 


6 


152 


1 


196 


7 


348 


Montreal 


184 


144 


93 


73 


277 


217 


Kansas City 


4 


48 


4 


320 


8 


368 


Ottawa 


26 


44 


6 


8 


32 


52 


Los Angeles 








2445 




2445 


Toronto 


441 


126 


232 


152 


673 


278 


Louisville 


3 


272 




169 


3 


441 


Vancouver 






124 


38 


124 


38 


Memphis 




209 




335 




544 


Winnipeg 




18 


18 


101 


18 


119 


Miami 




521 




79 




600 


Total 


651 


332 


473 


372 


1124 


704 


Milwaukee 


2 


244 


2 


85 


4 


329 
















Minneapolis 




70 


2 


213 


2 


283 


TOTAL 


3337 


13347 


1600 


18724 


4937 


32071 



109 



County Acreage Totals: Harvested Acreage , Principal Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes, and Strawberries, 
by Counties and Areas, Crop Years 1961 - 62 and 1962 -63 1/ 



Areas 
and 
Counties 


1961-62 


1962-63 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 




Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


WEST FLORIDA AREA 














Bav 


— 


300 


300 


— 


200 


200 


Calhoun 


25 


700 


725 


— 


500 


500 


Escambia 


500 


— 


500 


280 


— 


280 


Gadsden 


725 


— 


725 


710 


— 


710 


Holmes 


50 


2,720 


2,770 


— 


2,900 


2,900 


Jackson 


400 


3,425 


3,825 


— 


3,600 


3,600 


Leon 




50 


50 




100 


100 


Okaloosa 


-- 


100 


100 


— 


100 


100 


Santa Rosa 


— 


350 


350 


— 


500 


500 


Walton 


— 


100 


100 


— 


300 


300 


Washington 


— 


3,300 


3,300 


~ 


3,800 


3,800 


Other Counties 2/ 


_____695 


~z 


695 


330 


140_ 


470_ 


Area Total 


2,395 


11,045 


13,440 


1,320 


~ 12,140 ~ 


13,460 


NORTH FLORIDA AREA 














(Gainesville Area) 














Alachua 


4,840 


5,350 


10,190 


4,650 


4,830 


9,480 


Bradford 


355 


200 


555 


220 


200 


420 


Columbia 


— 


2,400 


2,400 


— 


2,300 


2,300 


Gilchrist 


130 


6,100 


6,230 


100 


5,200 


5,300 


Hamilton 


85 


200 


285 


— 


200 


200 


Jefferson 


— 


1,200 


1,200 


— 


1,400 


1,400 


Lafayette 


— 


1,000 


1,000 


— 


900 


900 


Levy 


100 


4,925 


5,025 


70 


3,900 


3,970 


Madison 


170 


1, 665 


1, 835 




1,200 


1,200 


Marion 


2,200 


6,745 


8,945 


1,615 


5,750 


7,365 


Suwannee 


— 


2,615 


2,615 


— 


2,400 


2,400 


Taylor 


— 


150 


150 


— 


200 


200 


Union 


735 


100 


835 


955 


300 


1,255 


Other Counties 2/ 


820 


— 


820 


455 


135 


590 


Area Total 


9,435 


32,650 


42,085 


8,065 


28,915 


36,980 


NORTH EAST FLORIDA AREA 














(Hastings Area) 














Clay 


250 




250 


200 




200 


Duval 


50 


— 


50 




— 




Flagler 


5,150 


— 


5,150 


6,100 


— 


6,100 


Putnam 


6,465 


550 


7,015 


6, 800 


500 


7,300 


St. Johns 


16,200 


— 


16,200 


18,200 


— 


18,200 


Other Counties 2/ 


115 


-- 


115 


385 


— 


385 


Area Total 


28,230 


550 


28,780 


31,685 


500 


32, 185 


NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA AREA 














(Sanford - Oviedo - Zellwood) 














Citrus 


-- 


1,550 


1,550 


— 


2,600 


2,600 


Hernando 


— 


400 


400 


— 


500 


500 


Lake 


4,410 


820 


5,230 


3, 170 


1,600 


4, 770 


Orange 


8,785 


100 


8,885 


11,315 


300 


11,615 


Pasco 




900 


900 




800 


800 


Seminole 


4,385 


25 


4,410 


4,380 




4,380 


Sumter 


2,130 


3,430 


5,560 


1,920 


2,400 


4,320 


Volusia 


300 


100 


400 


100 


200 


300 


Other Counties 2/ 


385 




385 


455 


75 


530 


Area Total 


20,395 


7,325 


27,720 


21,340 


8,475 


29,815 



WEST CENTRAL AREA 
(Plant City -Wauc hula) 

DeSoto — 1,000 1,000 350 1,600 1,950 

Hardee 3,065 200 3,265 2,540 400 2,940 

Highlands 1,330 200 1,530 



110 



continued 



County Acreage Totals: Harvested Acreage, Principal Vegetables, Melons, Potatoes, and Strawberries 
by Counties and Areas, Crop Years 1961— 62 and 1962 — 63 1/ (continued) 



Areas 
and 
Counties 




1961-62 




1962-63 


Vegetables 


Melons 


Total 


v egeiauies 


Melons 






Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


Acres 


wjioi cjljm ixtAij AxtiiiAo (L/Ontinuea) 














(jfiani uity - waucnuia; 














Hillsborough 


6, 545 


725 


7,270 


6,205 


1,265 


7,470 


Manatee 


3,130 


700 


3,830 


3,010 


800 


3,810 


Pinellas 




100 


100 




100 


100 


Polk 


895 


2,700 


3,595 


465 


2,400 


2,865 


Sarasota 


1,010 




1,010 


970 




970 


Other Counties 2/ 


385 




385 


1,445 





1,445 




±0, ODU 


O, D£0 


21, 985 


14,985 


6,565 


21,550 
















(Fort Pierce) 














Brevard 


270 




270 


510 




510 


Indian River 


1, 310 


705 


2, 015 


280 


300 


580 


Okeechobee 


1,760 




1,760 


1,910 


200 


2,110 


Osceola 


1,060 


100 


1,160 




100 


100 


St. Lucie 


1,640 




1,640 


1,720 


750 


2,470 


Other Counties 2/ 








145 


— 


145 


.riled i.UUs-1 






D, o4D 


4,565 


1,350 


5,915 


0/^TTT t TJ\I7U , 0'*n T7»T ADTTl A A DP A 

oUU IxlWilibl b LiVKlDA AHhiA 














(Fori, Myers - Immokalee) 














Cnarlotte 


280 


650 


930 




600 


600 


Collier 


6, 140 


2,520 


8, 660 


5,525 


3,740 


9,265 


Glades 


860 




860 








Hendry 


7,385 


3,825 


11,210 


8,565 


3,900 


12,465 


Lee 


5,885 


1,050 


6,935 


5,265 


880 


6,575 


Other Counties 2/ 


215 




215 


1,_400 


— 


1 L 400 




£U, f uu 


o, u*±u 


98 sin 


20,755 


9,120 


30,305 


SOUTHEAST FLORIDA AREA 














(Everglades) 














Palm Beach (West) 


62,215 


— 


62,215 


64, 440 




64, 440 


(Pompano) 














Broward 


8,110 




8,110 


1 , 4Z0 




1 A O A 


Martin 


2,160 


1,085 


3,245 


2, 000 


1, 300 


3, 300 


Palm Beach (East) 


33,890 


— 


33,890 


35,065 




35,065 


Other Counties 








8j_570 


645 


8,_785 


Sub Total 


44,160 


1,085 


45,245 


53, 055 


1, 945 


54, 570 


(Homestead) 














Dade 


36j_905 


70 


36j_975 


39J340 


90 


39j_430 


Area Total 
STATE TOTAL 


143,280 


1,155 


144,435 


156,835 


2,035 


158,440 


246,900 


67,200 


314,100 


259,550 


69,100 


328,650 



1/ Vegetable Crops included: Lima Beans, Snap Beans, Cabbage, Celery, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Escarole, 
Lettuce, Green Peppers, Potatoes, Spinach, Squash, and Tomatoes. 



Melon Crops included: Watermelons and Cantaloups. 

2/ Individual farm acreage that would be disclosed if published in the County where grown was included in the Other County 
total by areas. 



Ill 



Cauliflower: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 








1962-63 Season 








Season 
i otai 
iyoi-DZ 


Novemoer 


December 


J cinu3.ry 


I! BUI Udiy 




rV pi 11 




Season 

1 OUll 


Broward 




X 


i 

X 


l 


1 






4 
*± 


q 


Dade 










3 






3 


1 


Duval 








i 

X 




1 




2 


1 


Till I L _ a ■ n-ii 

Hills do rougn 




9 
m 




90 


u 






ou 


(SD 


Manatee 






q 


9 
a 













Palm Beach 


1 




3 


Q 

a 


Q 


1 


1 


17 


33 


St. Johns 
















1 


3 


Seminole 




q 


c 
9 


4 


3 


1 
X 


1 
X 


1 7 
J- f 


4.1 


Unknown 








1 


4 




2 


7 


10 


Total 


1 


6 


25 


38 


17 


3 


4 


94 


128 



Note: One mixed car in May in Lake County. 



Cauliflower: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop 
Year 



Method of 
Shipment 



Avg. 
Load 



Nov. 



Dec. 



Jan. 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May 



June 



Season 
Total 



Crates 



1958-59 



1959-60 



1960-61 



1961-62 



1962-63 



Rail 

Mixed 

Truck 

Total 
Rail 
Mixed 
Truck 

Total 
Rail 
Mixed 
Truck 

Total 
Rail 
Mixed 
Truck 

Total 
Rail 
Mixed 
Truck 

Total 



530 
530 
420 

630 
630 
420 

630 
630 
420 

630 
630 
420 



630 
420 



14 
14 



_4 
4 
1 
1 
15 
17 



1 
14 



15 
9 
3 

40. 
52 

1 

34 



35 
1 
4 
42_ 
47 



.25 
25 



2 
1 
29 



32 
1 
2 

29 



32 
7 
2 

54 



_9. 
9 

4 

JJL 

29~ 



63 
1 
1 
36 
38 



3 
3 
1 
1 
14 
16 



11. 
11* 

1 
7 



14 
14 



38_ 
38 



.11 
17 



2 
2 

_77 
81 
10 
9 

111 



130 
7 

5 

109 



121 
4 
7 

126 
137 



1 

_93_ 
94 



112 



Field Peas: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida, 



Year 


Sep. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


(Conversion Factor - 
Dec. ' Jan. | Feb. 


650 bushels) 
Mar. | Apr. 


May 


J un. 


Jul 

o Ui.. 


ftfja Qnn 
i. U Ui I 


1958-59 




21 


28 


7 


2 




1 


86 


1 77 














1 ft 


7 


4 






15 


ZZ j 


loo 


7 




1960-61 


1 


10 


16 


8 


2 


1 


9 


64 


198 


112 


7 


428 


1961-62 


8* 


15 


26 


12 


4 


2 


7 


67 


108 


111 


2 


362 


1962-63 


4* 


11 


9 


1 


1 


1 


22 


121 


192 


66 


3 


431 



* Includes August Shipments. 



Radishes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



County 


1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 

1 Qfil -fi2 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Jun. 


uca OUil 

Total 


Broward 


1 


15 


13 


28 


28 


30 


26 


3 




149 


151 


Dade 




5 


3 


5 


6 


10 


8 


1 




38 


39 


Duval 












1 




1 




2 


4 


Hendry 








13 


47 


53 


27 


7 




147 




Highlands 




10 


9 


13 


9 


9 


3 


1 




54 


45 


Hillsborough 


2 


4 


2 


2 


3 


3 


2 


5 




23 


24 


Lake 




2 


1 




1 


2 


3 


1 




10 


11 


Manatee 








1 


1 










2 


6 


Orange 


29 


54 


20 


34 


42 


63 


72 


43 


1 


358 


370 


Palm Beach 


57 


139 


142 


186 


135 


186 


227 


142 


3 


1217 


1283 


Sarasota 




11 


10 


9 


8 


10 


12 


6 




66 


65 


Seminole 


3 


5 


6 


5 


8 


15 


21 


20 


3 


86 


73 


Unknown 


5 


11 


3 


3 


3 


6 


8 


15 


1 


55 


43 


Martin 








1 




1 








2 




Total 


97 


256 


209 


300 


291 


389 


409 


250 


8 


2209 


2114 



Radishes: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Crop 
Year 


Method of 
Shipment 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Season 
Total 






16 qt. 


























crts. 






















1958-59 


Rail 


2,250 


13 


62 


37 


24 


28 


18 


44 


20 


3 


249 




Mixed 


2,250 


4 


31 


54 


36 


44 


42 


52 


23 




286 




Truck 


1,600 


55 


130 


138 


139 


148 


205 


194 


103 


6 


1,118 




Total 




72 


223 


229 


199 


220 


265 


290 


146 


9 


1,653 


1959-60 


Rail 


2,165 


2 


33 


36 


34 


36 


52 


37 


9 




239 




Mixed 


2,165 


4 


23 


40 


42 


36 


64 


66 


33 




308 




Truck 


1,600 


55* 


136 


129 


171 


166 


196 


281 


184 


13 


1,331 




Total 




61 


192 


205 


247 


238 


312 


384 


226 


13 


1,878 


1960-61 


Rail 


2,225 


10 


50 


37 


13 


12 


38 


31 


24 




215 




Mixed 


2,225 


1 


21 


59 


62 


51 


75 


69 


63 


1 


402 




Truck 


1,600 


71 


172 


176 


189 


205 


263 


279 


192 


15 


_1,562 




Total 




82 


243 


272 


264 


268 


376 


379 


279 


16 


2,179 


1961-62 


Rail 


2,335 


4 


38 


35 


24 


24 


28 


42 


22 




217 




Mixed 


2,335 


10 


37 


62 


51 


60 


62 


78 


42 




402 




Truck 


1,600 


90 


194 


183 


152 


200 


218 


257 


185 


16 


1,495 




Total 




104 


269 


280 


227 


284 


308 


377 


249 


16 


2, 114 


1962-63 


Rail 


2,400 


6 


34 


23 


29 


20 


27 


27 


18 




184 




Mixed 


2,400 


7 


37 


39 


53 


49 


63 


66 


32 




346 




Truck 


1,600 


84 


185 


147 


218 


222 


299 


316 


200 


8 


1,679 




Total 




97 


256 


209 


300 


291 


389 


409 


250 


8 


2,209 



Includes September shipments. 

113 



Radishes: Rail and Truck Unloads from Florida and Other States, 
October 1962 through -June 1963 



Carlots Received from — 


City 


Carlots Received from — 


Florida 


Other States 


Total 


Florida 


Other States 1 Total 


Rail | Truck 


Rail ] Truck 


Rail i Truck 


Rail | Truck 


Rail i Truck; Rail | Truck 



Albany 




it 




c 
u 






i.N a. o 1: V AJ.1C 




c 
u 








ft 

D 


Atlanta 




^ft 




c 
u 




44 


liCW W x, ICC. LLiS 




9n 




i 

X 




91 
&x 


Baltimore 




oo 




1 4 
Xrs 




S9 


i^icvv xuih ^ny 


i 

X 


1 fi9 


O 


XOQ 


7 
1 


197 
0& 1 


Birmingham 




OA 




c 
o 




10 




97 


7fi 


O 
(a 


7Q 


9Q 


xoo 


Boston 





1 A 
Art 




00 


■J 


fi7 


P 1 t"t"Qhl 1 T*crh 
ill UC UUJL gil 


4 


74 




ox 


4 


1 9"; 


T3iiff air* 




1 1 
u 


1 


25 


J 


36 


Portland O 


2 




\ 


88 


3 


88 


Chicago 


Q 


1 **ft 
loo 


a 

u 




1 R 
J. o 


Oi u 


"D vair 1 o 7^ /"» O R T 
Sr I U V iU_ il'rf - , X\-l 




4 




1 R 
xo 




99 


Cincinnati 




00 






J. 


7 1 




o 
a 


ftQ 

US 




1Q 
Oy 


a 


1 Oft 

xuo 


lev claim 


o 

O 


**ft 
oo 


1 


Q1 
»yo 


4 




Salt Tiikp Pifv 


9 


fi7 






2 


fi7 






1 9 




1 

X 




1 1 

xo 


3a.ll r\ LIUjLXIU 




4^ 




1 7 




K9 


T"\ o linn 




ft? 

OO 




91 

£X 




XU^ 


Co n t" 1 >■* o nni onA 

uall x lailtibLO 




910 

£ xu 








910 
^ Xw 


Denver 




OO 




919 
£o4 




400 


oeaitie, wasn* 






q 
o 


1 ftq 
loo 


q 
a 


1 ftq 
100 






45 


3 


51 


3 


96 


Washinertnn DC 




57 




11 




68 


rl. wo run 




1U 




q 

o 




X J 


wicnita, Ivan, 




Q 






ftq 

DO 




CD 


Houston 




J.O 




q 




XO 


l otai 


ftO 


1 R 77 


4 1 


I1COQ 


QQ 

OB 


41 UU 


India.n2.pol Is 




Qrt 
uU 




OO 




ftq 
Do 


Montreal 


1 


1)1} 


4 


oq 


q 
O 


lift 

lib 


Kansas City 


3 


54 


1 


27 


4 


81 


Ottawa 




5 




5 




10 


Los Angeles 




2 




947 




949 


Toronto 


24 


17 


9 


73 


33 


90 


Louisville 




29 




3 




32 


Vancouver 








82 




82 


Memphis 




29 




2 




31 


Winnipeg 








2 




2__ 


Miami 




13 




3 




16 


Total 


25~~ 


55 


~rr 


245 


~36~ 


300 


Milwaukee 




15 




8 




23 
















Minneapolis 


3 


69 




25 


3 


94 


TOTAL 


87 


1632 


38 


2768 


125 


4400 



Radishes: Rail and Truck Shipments and FOB Price Ranges, By Weeks, 



Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received 
for Generally 
Good Quality 


Week 
Ending 


Out-of-state shipments 


Prices Received 
for Generally 
Good Quality 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Rail 


Truck 


Total 


Lake Okeechobee 


Lake Okeechobee 



1962-63 
6 



Oct. 



Nov. 



13 
20 
27 

3 
10 
17 

24 



Dec. 1 

.8 
15 
22 
29 

Jan. 5 
12 
19 

26 

Feb. 2 
9 



Cars Carlots Carlots 



6 
8 
10 

3 
6 
6 
5 
5 

5 
11 
10 

2 

4 
5 



3 
10 
21 
29 

41 
40 
55 
34 

46 
37 
29 
25 
39 

41 
43 
61 
54 

48 
50 



3 
10 
22 
33 

49 
46 
63 
44 

49 
43 
35 
30 
44 

46 
54 
71 
56 

52 
55 



Dols. per 
30-6oz. bags 



.85 

. 85 

. 85 

. 85 

. 85 

. 85 

. 85-3. 00 
2.25-3. 00 
1.50-2. 00 

1.25-2.00 
. 75-1. 00 
.60- .85 
. 60- . 75 

. 60- . 75 
. 60- . 65 



Feb. 16 
23 



Mar. 



2 
9 
16 
23 
30 

6 
13 
20 
27 

4 
11 
18 
25 



June 1 
8 
15 

Total 



Apr. 



May 



Cars 

5 
4 

5 
7 
6 
7 
6 

7 
6 
5 
6 

5 
4 
5 
7 



Carlots Carlots 



57 
60 

60 
62 
74 
64 
67 

77 
75 
68 
75 

57 
64 
51 
42 

13 
6 
1 



62 
64 

65 
69 
80 
71 
73 

84 
81 
73 
81 

62 
68 
56 
49 

13 
6 
1 



Dols. per 
30-6oz. bags 

$ .60- .65 
.60- .75 

.75 

. 75 

.75 

.75 

. 75 



75- 



85 
75 
75 
75 



. 75 

. 75-1.00 
1. 00-1.25 
1.00-1.25 

. 85-1. CO 

.85 

. 85 



184 



1679 



1863 



114 



Bunched Vegetables: 



Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida, 
Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Year 


(Co 


nversion Factor - 


1,000 dozen) 








Season 
Total 


Sep. 


Oct. 


Nov. 1 


Dec. 


Jan. | 


Feb. 


l 

Mar. 1 


Apr. 


May | 


Jun. 


Jul. 


1958-59 




2 


4 


15 


56 


44 


29 


14 


5 


2 


— 


171 


1959-60 






2 


16 


80 


79 


92 


27 


9 


1 




306 


1960-61 






3 


22 


69 


82 


45 


22 


6 


1 




250 


1961-62 


1 


2 


11 


19 


73 


54 


40 


18 


7 


1 




226 


1962-63 




2 


3 


24 


109 


203 


78 


39 


19 


4 




481 



Bunched Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 





1962-63 Season 


Season 


County 




















Season 


Total 




Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


Total 


1961-62 



Bradford 






5 


6 


7 


4 


4 






26 


19 


Broward 






1 


4 


10 


3 








18 


7 


Dade 






1 


7 


13 


2 


1 


1 




25 


22 


Duval 






1 


5 


6 


6 


5 


3 




26 


30 


Hendry 








2 


8 


2 








12 




Hillsborough 


2 




11 


38 


62 


23 


6 


3 




145 


62 


Marion 










10 


1 








11 




Orange 








4 


16 


4 


8 


2 


4 


38 


7 


Palm Beach 






4 


21 


43 


16 


2 


1 




87 


18 


Polk 










2 










2 


1 


St. Johns 








3 


2 


5 


1 






11 


6 


Sarasota 




1 




6 


8 


3 


4 


2 




24 


8 


Seminole 








7 


9 


7 


6 


5 




34 


23 


Unknown 




2 


1 


6 


7 


2 


2 


2 




22 


23 


Total 


2 


3 


24 


109 


203 


78 


39 


19 


4 


481 


226 



Bunched Vegetables: Truck Shipments in Carlot Equivalents by Weeks, 



Week 


Bunched 


Week 


Bunched 


Week 


Bunched 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 




Carlots 




Carlots 




Carlots 


1962-63 












Oct. 27 


2 


Jan. 12 


17 


Apr. 6 


12 






19 


23 


13 


11 


Nov. 3 




26 


29 


20 


7 


10 








27 


7 


17 


1 


Feb. 2 


44 






24 


1 


9 


59 


May 4 


7 






16 


51 


11 


5 


Dec. 1 


1 


23 


49 


18 


5 


8 


2 






25 


2 


15 


1 


Mar. 2 


40 






22 


4 


9 


25 


June. 1 


1 


29 


14 


16 


18 


8 








23 


12 


15 


4 


Jan. 5 


17 


30 


10 


Total 


481 



115 



Other Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Rail and Truck from Florida, 
by Months, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 1/ 



Crop Year 


_ IcUlOU UI 
Olll(JXIlCli.L 


Avg. 
Load 


Oct. 


Nov. ■ 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Total 




Rail 






1 


6 


6 


10 


8 


1 








32 










12 


34 


38 


35 


34 


27 


17 


l 




198 




A ruuK 




31* 


46 


72 


105 


174 


107 


97 


61 


64 


17 


774 








31 


53 


112 


149 


219 


149 


125 


78 


65 


17 


1, 004 


i q^q_ fin 


Rail 




1 


4 


4 


7 


13 


13 


6 


6 






54 










15 


33 


37 


40 


49 


36 


21 






231 




Truck 


700 


24* 


33 


62 


162 


185 


173 


89 


73 


75 


38 


914 




Total 




25 


52 


99 


206 


238 


235 


131 


100 


75 


38 


1, 199 




Rail 






9 


6 


5 


13 


8 


3 


4 


3 




51 




1. j. !ACU 




1 


13 


24 


34 


37 


49 


41 


26 






225 




Truck 


700 


20* 


63 


71 


131 


256 


149 


119 


108 


90 


38 


1 045 




Total 




21 


85 


101 


170 


306 


206 


163 


133 


93 


38 


1, 321 




Rail 






2 


g 


4 


22 


16 


15 


g 


11 




86 










35 


39 


25 


60 


62 


44 


19 






284 




Truck 


700 


55* 


107 


97 


188 


324 


258 


206 


151 


109 


49 


1, 544 




Total 




55 


144 


144 


217 


406 


336 


265 


178 


120 


49 


1, 914 


1962-63 


Rail 






6 


19 


12 


13 


27 


19 


18 






114 




Mixed 






16 


31 


45 


72 


89 


57 


21 






331 




Truck 


700 


95* 


142 


125 


324 


622 


402 


309 


204 


86 


23 


2^332 




Total 




95 


164 


175 


381 


707 


518 


385 


243 


86 


23 


2, 777 



* Includes August and September shipments. 

Other Vegetables: Recorded Shipments by Truck from Florida Counties, 
by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 1/ 



County 


(Conversion Factor - 700 packages) 
1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 


Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Oct. 


! Nov. | 


Dec. | 


Jan. | 


Feb. 


| Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June | 


July 


Bradford 








2 




1 






1 




4 


2 


Broward 


1 


5 


7 


15 


20 


18 


22 


11 


1 




100 


74 


Dade 




3 


4 


7 


13 


13 


19 


19 


4 


2 


84 


71 


Duval 


1 


1 


1 


2 


4 


2 


4 


4 


4 


1 


24 


20 


Hardee 


1 


2 




1 


2 


2 


3 


1 






12 




Hendry 




1 




19 


57 


34 


3 


1 






115 




Highlands 


3* 


3 


15 


8 


7 


7 


4 


1 






48 


153 


Hillsborough 


17* 


4 


3 


13 


32 


14 


4 


27 


45 


12 


171 


157 


Lake 






1 






1 


10 


5 


1 




18 


17 


Lee 






1 






1 


1 








3 


1 


Levy 




1 


1 








1 


2 


1 




6 




Manatee 




14 


22 


25 


22 


25 


30 


20 






158 


161 


Marion 


10 


1 




3 


2 






3 


9 


3 


31 


42 


Martin 




2 


4 


6 


5 


5 


4 


4 






30 


23 


Orange 


54* 


82 


51 


99 


312 


215 


165 


62 


2 




1042 


487 


Palm Beach 


3 


29 


42 


109 


120 


70 


57 


37 


4 




471 


419 


Polk 








1 


4 








1 




6 


1 


Sarasota 




1 


3 


15 


17 


17 


8 


3 






64 


37 


Seminole 


1 


9 


11 


29 


35 


47 


38 


29 


4 


1 


204 


122 


St. Johns 








17 


43 


35 


2 


1 






98 


44 


St. Lucie 




2 


4 


1 


3 


4 


3 


3 






20 


33 


Sumter 


1 














1 


1 




3 




Union 














2 


2 


5 


2 


11 


7 


Unknown 


3 


4 


5 


9 


9 


7 


5 


7 


3 


2 


54 


43 


Total 


95*~ 


164 


175 


381 


707 


518 


385 


243 


86 


23 


2777 


1914 



* Includes August and September shipments. 1/ "Other Vegetables" include those packed in containers; beets, broccoli, 
carrots, Chinese cabbage, Dill, parsley, English peas, okra, sweet potatoes, watercress, green peanuts and greens (dande- 
lions, collards, kale, mustard, spinach, and turnips). The total volume for Other Vegetables shipped by truck in 1962-63 
(2332 carlot equivalents) tabulations show that greens (all types) represented 51% of the amount shipped or 1189 carlot equiva- 
lents, Chinese cabbage 14%-327; okra 10%-233; carrots 8%-188; parsley 7%-163; watercress 4%-93; broccoli 2%-47; beets 
l%-23; green onions l%-23; green peanuts l%-23; other items l%-23. 



116 



Other Vegetables: Carlot Rail Shipments, by Commodities, 
1962-63 Season 



Commodity 


1962-63 Season 


Season 
Total 
1961-62 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan, 


1 

Feb. i 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


Season 
Total 


Beets 










1 






1 


1 


Broccoli 


__ 








3 










3 


11 


Carrots 


1 


17 


8 




14 


9 


16 


65 


37 


Greens 


5 


2 


3 


10 


10 


10 


2 


42 


32 


Spinach 






1 




2 






3 


5 


TOTAL 


6 


19 


12 


13 


27 


19 


18 


114 


86 



Other Vegetables: Recorded Truck Shipments, by Weeks, 
Florida, Crop Year 1962-63 



Week 


Other 


Week 


Other 


Week 


Other 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 


Ended 


Vegetables 




Carlots 




Carlots 




Carlots 


1962-63 




Dec. 1 


31 


Apr. 6 


94 


Aug. 4 


3 


8 


29 


13 


78 


11 


2 


15 


29 


20 


54 


18 


1 


22 


31 


27 


61 


25 




29 


24 














May 4 


55 


Sept. 1 


1 


Jan. 5 


43 


11 


62 


8 


5 


12 


54 


18 


48 


15 


3 


19 


65 


25 


45 


22 


9 


26 


93 






29 


9 






June 1 


27 






Feb. 2 


121 


8 


24 


Oct. 6 


8 


9 


152 


15 


22 


13 


14 


16 


188 


22 


19 


20 


18 


23 


140 


29 


17 


27 


12 














Mar. 2 


140 


July 6 


12 


Nov. 3 


14 


9 


106 


13 


7 


10 


33 


16 


80 


20 


2 


17 


39 


23 


89 


27 


1 


24 


37 


30 


81 


Total 


2332 



Mixed Vegetables: Recorded Rail Shipments of Vegetables in Mixed Loads, 
Florida, Crop Years 1958-59 through 1962-63 



Year 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Total 


1958-59 


39 


401 


749 


751 


618 


636 


746 


505 


98 




4,543 


1959-60 


19 


190 


411 


698 


665 


993 


1,027 


701 


139 


2 


4,845 


1960-61 


9 


256 


656 


802 


808 


993 


939 


789 


159 


3 


5,414 


1961-62 


48 


424 


927 


767 


898 


1,152 


1,108 


869 


126 




6,319 


1962-63 


38 


405 


444 


669 


837 


1,159 


1,104 


763 


141 


2 


5,562 



117 



Vegetable and Melon Imports: Imports of Vegetables and Melons Via Florida Ports in Carlot Equivalents, by County 

of Origin, by Weeks and Months, Crop Year 1962 63 



Week 
Ending 


Cantaloups 


Cucumbers 


Eggplant 


El Salvador | Haiti 


Bahamas 


Haiti | 


Honduras 


Bahamas 


I Haiti ! 


Honduras 




Carlots Carlots 


Pari nts 










Carlots 


1962-63 
















Dec. 22 


__ 


4 












29 


M 


45 


— 


— 


— 





— 


Jan. 5 




39 




1 








12 




25 


12 


15 


2 






19 


«• — — 


39 


27 


6 


1 






26 




35 


32 


29 


3 


1 


— 


Feb. 2 




40 


17 


24 


4 






9 




63 


21 


47 


6 


3 




16 


1.. 


80 


23 


26 


3 


10 


i 
± 


23 


1 


64 


34 


35 


8 


10 


3 


Mar. 2 


1 3 


59 


40 


25 


9 


12 


3 


9 


2 4 


63 


18 




5 


5 


1 


16 


3 4 


44 












23 


1_ 2_ 


36 












TOTAL 


9 13 


636 


224 


208 


41 


43 


8 



Week 


Honeydews 


Okra 


Squash 


Tomatoes 


Ending 


Haiti 


Bahamas 


Guatemala 


Bahamas 


Bahamas Guatemala 




Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots Carlots 



1962 -63 

Dec. 22 — 1 



Jan. 5 
12 
19 

26 



3 
11 
13 



Feb. 



2 
9 
16 
23 



Mar. 2 
9 
16 
23 
30 

TOTAL 



1 
1 

3 
3 
1 
16 



36 



Month 


Cantaloups 


Cucumbers 


Eggplant 


El Salvador | 


Haiti 


Bahamas 


Haiti 


I Honduras 


Bahamas 


I Haiti 


I Honduras 




Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


1962-63 




















December 






68 














January 






150 


88 


71 




10 


3 




February 


2 




275 


118 


130 




26 


35 


7 


March 


7 


13 


143_ 


18 


7 




5 


5 




TOTAL 


9 


13 


636 


224 


208 




41 


43 


8 




Month 


Honeydews 


Okra 


Squash 


Tomatoes 


Haiti 


Bahamas 


Guatemala 


Bahamas 


Bahamas 


Guatemala 




Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 


Carlots 




Carlots 


Carlots 


1962-63 




















December 






1 












1 


January 






3 


2 


29 






1 


2 


February 






4 


2 


7 










March 


1 




8 


1 












TOTAL 


1 


16 


5 


36 






1 


3 



NOTE: No imports were reported moving through Florida via rail. One less-than-carload lot of watermelons were brought in 
from Panama in early February. „ 







Road Guard Stations: Recorded Truck Passings in Carlot Equivalents 
Florida Vegetable and Melons by Commodities, 


Crop Year 1962-63 


Road Guard Location 


Total 

AU 
Stations 


Commodity 


Wilcox 


Branford 


Ella- 
ville 


Suwannee 
Springs 


White 
Springs 


Hilliard 


Yulee 


Lake 
Citv 


Lura- 
ville 


Glen 
St. 
Mary 


Mac- 
clenny 


Beans 


1166 


42 


92 


3 




719 


91 ^9 


73 






5097 


Lima s 


13 




4 




16 


n 


25 


— 




40 




Cabbage 


541 


33 


400 


7 


662 


1862 


3606 


63 


14 


445 


7633 


Cauliflower 


25 


-- 


4 


-- 


8 


15 


19 




— 


19 


90 


Celery 


1750 


99 


192 


2 


548 


708 


1454 


72 


2 


309 


5136 


Corn 




(37 


9ft7 


C 

O 




loll 


o r> cl t\ 


81 


8 


449 


6975 


Cucumbers 


960 


44 


118 


2 


294 


434 


2245 


38 


4 


715 




Eggplant 


264 


8 


24 


~ 


64 


92 


673 


11 


— 


111 


1247 


Escarole-Endive 


242 


8 


12 


-- 


118 


221 


1158 


-1 -I 

11 


— 


152 


1922 


Field Peas 


152 


3 


16 


1 


77 


44 


50 


4 


— 


81 


428 




1 7ft 




91 




iOu 


Q7 


Olo 


13 


q 


1 f!7 


877 


Peppers 


957 


43 


113 


2 


234 


344 


1984 


35 


1 


432 


4145 


Potatoes 


427 


28 


552 


4 


751 


1284 


1388 


63 


14 


167 


4678 


Radishes 


524 


25 


43 


-- 


327 


173 


454 


Q1 
OA 


1 


104 


1682 


Squash 


570 


17 


60 


1 


150 


159 


534 


30 


— 


149 


1670 


' 1 ' r\rv* Q t' t~* d a 

I OlllctUJCD 


<*71 9 


ill 




a 

u 


J. UUJ 


997*i 


4.Tin 


89 


o 

a 




13537 


Bunched Vegs. 


117 


n 


19 


7 


122 


78 


37 


6 


3 


77 


477 


Other Vegs. 


219 


6 


48 


— 


711 


240 


739 


37 


— 


328 


2328 


Strawberries 


81 


8 


6 


7 


172 


91 


285 


6 




118 


774 


Avocados 


167 


3 


13 


1 


30 


40 


393 


5 




id 


664 


Watermelons 


4921 


486 


571 


985 


3137 


2104 


3510 


491 


145 


7 


5134 


21491 


Limes 


150 


1 


20 


2 


37 


24 


198 


2 




19 


453 


Total 


19184 


1106 


2964 


1035 


10351 


12319 


27607 


1161 


145 


63 


10332 


86267 



Road Guard Stations: Recorded Truck Passings in Carlot Equivalents, 

Florida Vegetable and Melons by Months, Crop Year 1962-63 



Station 












1962-63 Season 










Season 
Total 


Aug. 


Sept. 


Oct. 


Nov. 


Dec. 


Jan. 


Feb. 


Mar. 


Apr. 


May 


June 


July 


Wilcox 


40 


25 


178 


787 


1061 


1315 


1771 


2947 


3659 


5721 


1618 


62 


19,184 


Bradford 






12 


33 


37 


45 


103 


108 


147 


269 


346 


6 


1,106 


Ellaville 


1 


2 


26 


67 


108 


143 


204 


350 


701 


852 


458 


52 


2,964 


Suwannee Springs 


1 




1 


3 




3 


7 


14 


8 


54 


837 


107 


1,035 


White Springs 


2 


25 


113 


352 


418 


641 


923 


1271 


1817 


2959 


1770 


60 


10,351 


Hillard 


9 


11 


83 


476 


609 


941 


1137 


1895 


2769 


2891 


1426 


72 


12,319 


Yulee 


69 


70 


403 


1669 


1936 


2679 


3080 


4552 


5379 


5173 


2412 


185 


27,607 


Lake City 


1 


7 


13 


53 


52 


67 


90 


103 


175 


264 


322 


14 


1,161 


Luraville 






















139 


6 


145 


Glen St. Mary 






2 


2 


3 


5 


4 


14 


18 


11 


4 




63 


Macclenny 


5 


5 


114 


337 


248 


386 


476 


669 


1387 


3330 


3197 


178 


10,332 


TOTAL 


128 


145 


945 


3779 


4472 


6225 


7795 


11923 


16060 


21524 


12529 


742 


86,267 



119 



Destination Truck Shipments: 



Florida Vegetables and Melons by Commodity in 
Carlot Equivalents, Recorded by Road Guard Stations, 

Crop Year 1962-63 



Commodity 



State 


Lima 
Beans 


Snap 
Beans 


Cabbage 


Cauli- 
flower 


Celery 


Sweet 
Corn 


Cucum- 
bers 1/ 


Egg- 
plant 


Escarole 


Lettuce 


Alabama 


7 


251 


370 


8 


194 


289 


50 


25 


30 


42 


Arizona 


— 


4 


1 


— 


1 


18 


8 


1 


1 


— 


Arkansas 


— 


19 


10 


-- 


43 


37 


9 


5 


3 


4 


California 


— 


29 


1 




4 


437 


75 


9 


1 




Colorado 




7 


3 





9 


43 


23 


4 


1 


1 


Connecticut 


— 


29 


54 


— 


33 


39 


44 


13 


40 


4 


Delaware 




1 


3 








9 








Dist. Columbia 


— 


21 


99 


1 


25 


12 


20 


7 


26 


12 


Florida 


1 


19 


42 


1 


15 


20 


13 


3 


6 


10 


Georgia 


31 


523 


881 


23 


639 


622 


125 


37 


36 


95 


Illinois 


2 


191 


218 


— 


289 


393 


433 


58 


78 


26 


Indiana 


— 


44 


133 


3 


119 


103 


48 


8 


22 


18 


Iowa 


— 


2 


5 


— 


14 


36 


13 


1 


1 


— 


Kansas 




9 


4 


1 


30 


34 


12 


4 


3 


2 


Kentucky 





62 


85 




54 


71 


36 


10 


6 


3 


Louisiana 


1 


97 


43 


2 


229 


188 


52 


61 


30 


20 


Maine 




2 


10 




8 


9 


15 


1 


5 




Maryland 


3 


286 


510 


15 


231 


385 


206 


41 


77 


55 


Massachusetts 


1 


243 


129 


2 


60 


117 


374 


72 


58 


11 


Michigan 


1 


112 


141 


1 


233 


96 


107 


20 


17 


19 


Minnesota 


— 


13 


13 


— 


41 


64 


84 


5 


15 


6 


Mississippi 


1 


18 


54 


— 


37 


29 


6 


3 


3 


1 


Missouri 


1 


113 


43 


3 


204 


225 


102 


32 


47 


41 


Montana 












6 


1 








Nebraska 





5 


3 


:: 


16 


31 


15 


2 


1 





Nevada 


— 


1 


1 


— 


— 


' — 


— 


— 


— 


— 


New Hampshire 






















New Jersey 


1 


123 


161 


— 


167 


216 


145 


50 


158 


24 


New Mexico 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


— 


New York 


5 


668 


927 


2 


591 


623 


1209 


415 


668 


162 


North Carolina 


7 


336 


1114 


6 


265 


413 


118 


17 


23 


18 


North Dakota 


— 


— 


1 


— 


3 


6 


6 


— 


— 


— 


Ohio 


1 


143 


264 


2 


159 


145 


220 


29 


88 


74 


Oklahoma 




27 


4 


— 


81 


57 


17 


5 


6 


10 


Oregon 




1 








6 


2 








Pennsylvania 


7 


390 


618 


6 


279 


561 


559 


141 


306 


98 


Rhode Island 




32 


36 




24 


16 


48 


12 


20 


2 


South Carolina 


37 


389 


588 


7 


161 


618 


114 


20 


23 


27 


South Dakota 


— 


— 


— 


— 


2 


1 




— 


— 


— - 


Tennessee 


1 


207 


288 


4 


229 


257 


57 


18 


19 


26 


Texas 


1 


293 


16 


1 


305 


431 


117 


54 


37 


38 


Utah 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


13 


3 


— 


— 


— 


Vermont 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


-- 


— 


Virginia 


2 


163 


433 


3 


141 


145 


96 


14 


23 


15 


Washington 








— 




3 










West Virginia 




33 


53 




39 


51 


28 


3 


4 


2 


Wisconsin 




16 


24 




42 


46 


60 


5 


8 


3 


Wyoming 






















Canada 


1 


156 


44 


1 


102 


46 


150 


34 


28 


6 


Unknown 


1 


14 


206 


1 


21 


16 


26 


9 


9 


3 


Total 


113 


5093 


7634 


93 


5139 


6975 


4857 


1248 


1927 


878 



1/ Includes imports shipped through Florida. 



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Destination Truck Shipments: 



Florida Vegetables and Melons by Commodity in 
Carlot. Equivalents, Recorded by Road Guard Stations, 
Crop Year 1962-63 (Continued) 



Commodity 



State 


Peppers 


Pota- 
toes 


Rad- 
ishes 


Southern 
Peas 


Squash 


Tomatoes 


Other 
Vegs. 


Straw- 
berries 


Water- 
melons 


Grand 
Total 


Alabama 


64 


278 


41 


81 


88 


722 


188 


31 


657 


3,416 


Arizona 


11 


3 


1 


— 


9 


4 


1 


2 


2 


67 


Arkansas 


14 


116 


17 


5 


13 


245 


52 


8 


222 


822 


California 


116 


49 


5 


— 


46 


124 


~ 


— 




896 


Colorado 


31 


18 


16 




17 


89 






53 


315 


Connecticut 


47 


4 


6 


— 


16 


68 


4 


3 


165 


569 


Dpi a. warp 


2 


20 














11 


46 


Dist. Columbia 


18 


24 


13 


1 


6 


167 


35 


25 


234 


746 


Florida 


8 


17 


3 


7 


7 


67 


15 


2 


289 


545 


Georgia 


118 


842 


55 


133 


167 


905 


826 


62 


1038 


7, 158 


Illinois 


249 


160 


105 


8 


56 


641 


85 


28 


646 


3,666 


Indiana 


45 


161 


64 


1 


9 


190 


24 


38 


960 


1,980 


Iowa 


10 


14 


19 


-- 


1 


24 




2 


192 


334 


Kansas 


16 


9 


14 




4 


58 


1 




38 


239 


Kentucky 


29 


57 


28 


1 


12 


137 


5 


3 


425 


J, 024 


Louisiana 


98 


54 


23 


10 


44 


288 


9 


14 


490 


1,753 


Maine 


7 




2 




1 


5 


1 


1 


82 


149 


Maryland 


168 


82 


68 


1 


63 


307 


55 


39 


526 


3,118 


Massachusetts 


240 


43 


14 


1 


97 


442 


25 


27 


273 


2,229 


Michigan 


92 


76 


25 


4 


25 


243 


46 


46 


739 


2,043 


Minnesota 


38 


5 


53 


-- 


7 


47 


2 


2 


150 


545 


Mississippi 


11 


9 


4 


5 


8 


173 


48 


-- 


202 


612 


Missouri 


119 


57 


110 


3 


28 


329 


12 


8 


352 


1,829 


Montana 






1 


— 




2 


— 


— 


1 


11 


Nebraska 


14 


9 


6 




5 


28 






34 


169 


Nevada 








-- 






— 


~ 




2 


New Hampshire 


















16 


16 


New Jersey 


131 


30 


46 




33 


255 


199 


13 


686 


2,438 


New Mexico 


1 


1 
















4 


New York 


1003 


292 


185 


25 


246 


1996 


391 


146 


1685 


11,239 


North Carolina 


94 


328 


48 


29 


83 


716 


221 


41 


931 


4,808 


North Dakota 


4 


2 


9 


— 


1 


2 


— 


1 


23 


58 


Ohio 


160 


323 


255 


3 


26 


585 


62 


47 


1002 


3,588 


Oklahoma 


21 


31 


26 


— 


25 


171 


1 


1 


96 


579 


Oregon 


2 


1 


1 




2 


2 








17 


Pennsylvania 


474 


692 


126 


5 


81 


818 


106 


96 


1208 


6,571 


Rhode Island 


66 


1 


3 




12 


33 


4 


2 


55 


366 


South Carolina 


96 


136 


33 


77 


96 


801 


233 


13 


1170 


4, 639 


South Dakota 


1 




2 






2 






11 


20 


Tennessee 


69 


356 


62 


11 


55 


903 


89 


14 


790 


3,455 


Texas 


201 


116 


91 


13 


225 


911 


12 


4 


361 


3,227 


Utah 


1 


9 


— 


— 


— 


12 


— 


— 


4 


42 


Vermont 


— 


— 


— 


— 


— 


1 


— 


— 


7 


10 


Virginia 


69 


188 


31 


3 


32 


470 


31 


13 


430 


2,302 


Washington 


1 










5 




— 


19 


28 


West Virginia 


16 


29 


14 


1 


3 


130 


4 




135 


545 


Wisconsin 


36 


21 


17 




7 


61 


3 


3 


213 


565 


Wyoming 






















Canada 


118 


8 


27 




11 


308 


9 


31 


366 


1,446 


Unknown 


18 


21 


10 


2 


6 


52 


17 


5 


4506 


4 L 943 


Total 


4147 


4682 


1679 


430 


1673 


13539 


2816 


771 


21495 


85,189 



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Truck Freight Rates: From South Florida Shipping Points to Selected Cities, 
Principal Vegetables, in Cents per Container 

_ 

Commodity 



yea mm nim 


Snap Beans 


_ .. , 

Lima Bean3 | 


Cabbage 


Celery 


Corn 


Cucumbers 


Eggplant 




Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 




bu. hpr. 


bu. hpr. 


50 lbs. 


crate 


crate 


bu. bskt. 


bu. bskt. 


Atlanta, Ga. 


35 


45 


50 


60 


50 


55 


45 


Baltimore, Md. 


55 


65 


85 


100 


80 


90 


65 


Boston, Mass 


75 


85 


105 


120 


100 


110 


85 


Chicago, 111. 


70 


80 


100 


115 


95 


105 


85 


Detroit, Mich. 


75 


85 


105 


120 


100 


110 


85 


Los Angeles, Calif. 


135 


165 


195 


245 


195 


190 


175 


Montreal, Can. 


90 


100 


120 


135 


115 


125 


105 


New York, N. Y. 


65 


75 


95 


110 


90 


100 


75 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


60 


70 


90 


105 


85 


95 


70 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 


70 


80 


100 


115 


95 


105 


80 


San Francisco, Calif. 


150 


180 


245 


270 


215 


205 


215 


St. Louis, Mo. 


65 


75 


95 


110 


90 


100 


90 



Truck Freight Rates: From South Florida Shipping Points to Selected Cities, 
Principal Vegetables, in Cents per Container 



Destination 








Commodity 








Escarole- 
Endive 


Boston Lettuce J 
& Romaine 1 


Peppers 


Potatoes 


Radishes 


Squash 


Tomatoes 




Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 


Cents per 




bu. hpr. 


small crt. 


bu. hpr. 


50 lbs. 


climax bskt. 


bu. hpr. 


W. B. crt. 


Atlanta, Ga. 


35 


35 


40 


40 


18 


50 


65 


Baltimore, Md. 


55 


45 


60 


65 


30 


70 


100 


Boston, Mass. 


75 


65 


80 


85 


40 


90 


135 


Chicago, 111. 


70 


60 


80 


80 


38 


85 


115 


Detroit, Mich. 


75 


65 


80 


85 


40 


90 


125 


Los Angeles, Calif. 


145 


120 


165 


165 


78 


170 


225 


Montreal, Can. 


90 


80 


100 


100 


48 


105 


85 


New York, N. Y. 


65 


55 


70 


75 


35 


80 


110 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


60 


60 


65 


70 


33 


75 


100 


Pittsburgh, Pa. 


70 


70 


75 


80 


38 


85 


115 


San Francisco, Calif. 


160 


160 


180 


180 


83 


185 


250 


St. Louis, Mo. 


65 


65 


75 


80 


35 


85 


110 



Traffic Division, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando. 



Rail Freight Rates: Fresh Vegetable Per Car Rates from Belle Glade, Florida, 

to Selected Cities listed in Southern Official and Western Truck Line 

Territories, 1962-63 * 



City 


Fresh Vegetables 
Rate per Car 


City 


Fresh Vegetables 
Rate per Car 




Dollars 




Dollars 


Atlanta 


245 


Minneapolis 


474 


Boston 


459 


New Orleans 


268 


Chicago 


411 


New York 




Cleveland 


411 


(Jersey City Delivery) 


402 


Cincinnati 


287 


Philadelphia 


393 


Detroit 


411 


Pittsburgh 


409 


Kansas City 


444 


St. Louis 


397 



* Dollars per car, regardless of weight, when loaded in refrigerator cars not exceeding 33 feet 6 inches in length, 
applicable to any single or combination of fresh vegetables. Rates do not include refrigeration charges. 



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Vegetable Containers: Type, Dimension and Billing Weight of Principal Containers 
Used in Shipping Florida Vegetables 







Inside 
Dimensions 


Railroad 


Estimated 


Commodity 


Type of Container 


Container 


Billing 






Number 


Weight 



Inches Pounds 



T i ty\ Q Rod n q 






8501 


40 


Snap Beans 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


36 


Cabbage 


50-lb. bags 




7500-7525 


51 






1 v 1 v 9 o _ 1 /o 
i.OXloXj£4~±/ o 


c^l AO 


00 


Celery 


Wirebound crate 


9-3/4x16x20-3/8 


3601 


60 


Endive - E sea role 


Wirebound vegetable crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x16-3/4 


5405 


28 




wiieoouiia ciate 




3601 


09 


owect i/Oru 


Wirebound corn crate 


9x11x21-7/ o 


3730 


42 




Wirebound corn crate 


9x11-15/16x21-7/8 


3731 


46 


Collards 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


26 


Cucumbers 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


57 




Bushel crate 


12x12x15 


1236 


57 




Bushel wirebound crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x16-3/4 


5001 


57 




Fibreboard box 


6x8-1/2x17 


7380 & 7385 


20 


Eggplant 


Bushel basket 






39 


Lettuce: 










Boston 


Wirebound L&V crate 


7-1/2x15-1/2x18-3/4 


3803 


23 


Romaine 


Wirebound L&V crate 


7-1/2x15-1/2x18-3/4 


3803 


24 


Iceberg 


Wirebound crate 


9x13x22 


5007 


31 


Onions, with tops 


Square braid splint basket 


7x8-1/8x7-15/16 


8101 


11.5 


English Peas 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


34 


Peppers 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


32 




Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


32 




Bushel crate 


12x12x15 


1236 


32 




Wirebound pepper crate 


12-3/8x11x22 


3955 


48 




Bushel wirebound 


11-15/16x11-15/16x15-1/8 


5001 


32 


Potatoes 


50-lb. bags 




7500-7525-7550-7551 


51 




12/3 bushel bags 




7500-7525-7550-7551 


101 


Radishes, with tops 


Square braid splint basket (see chicory) 


8101 


17 


Radishes, without tops 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


53 




Square braid splint basket 


30-6 oz. film bags 


8100 


14-1/2 


Squash 


Bushel hamper 




8501 


49 


Tomatoes 


Wirebound tomato crate 


11-15/16x11-15/16x18-3/4 


4015 


67 




Fibreboard basket 


4-7/8x7-1/4x15-1/4 


6450 


11-1/2 




Fibreboard tomato box 


10-3/4x10-7/8x19 


7010 


54 




Fibreboard two-compartment 










tomato box 


8x12-1/16x18-7/8 


7007 


43 


Turnip Greens 


Bushel basket 




8026-8035-8050 


26 



Authority: SFTB 783-D I.C.C. 1629, Traffic Division, Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Orlando. 



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